“For his anger a moment; in his favour life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy in the morning.”
This verse must be seen in the Spirit, and not our literal perspective, it speaks of a realm beyond our human reasoning, one of Spirit and Truth.
We are born into this world in darkness, and must awaken to Life
Our Lord didn’t come to this earth to explain man’s world, He came to reveal Life, Truth and Love from our Fathers world. We must be open in our hearts to learn His Way.
Until we walk in the wilderness seeing our strength, nature and will stripped bare, we will still wander. We must become like Sarah, barren, past any human hope of bringing forth the child of promise.
Only from the desert can True Life spring forth.
Life in Spirit and Truth is learning from the opposites.
Death proceeds Life, suffering and loss proceed joy and peace. The wilderness is where we find our way, our place within His Body, not in the company of others.
It’s not the mature who find Him, it’s the childlike, the innocent.
It’s not through clinging to this life, but from loosing this life that we find Life.
His ways are higher than ours, in order to see we must see that we don’t see. Blindness is the beginning of Vision.
The Way that leads to Life is absolutely contrary to our way of thinking. His Way wars against our nature. It behooves us to understand this principle, allowing it to sink deeply into our hearts.
So how is Hope born?
It is simply leaning into our Lords understanding, learning to trust Him completely,in His grace submitting to His Lordship and walking with Him as He opens the eyes of our hearts to see Life in Spirit and Truth.
In this walk His Faith becomes our strength, in this we find true joy, and we learn to praise Him in all aspects of life. We find in Him Life and Life in abundance.
Paul expressed this with depth and passion;
“But what things were gain to me, those I counted as loss for Christ.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but dung, that I may win Christ
and be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith,
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death,
that if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
It is not as though I had already attained it, nor were already perfect; but I follow after, that I may apprehend that for which Christ Jesus also apprehended me.”