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One Moment Is All it Takes

“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

– Psalm 30:5

To everyone who is feeling down or disheartened today, I want to declare that one moment is all it takes for things to turn around, and I believe your moment is coming! As dark and stagnant as your situation may look right now, in the blink of an eye, God can step in and change your circumstances, and I’m certain He will. He is not slow in keeping His promises — it’s just that He exists on a timetable that’s much different than ours. Knowing this, He beckons us to continue confessing His goodness with the assurance that He will make His presence known at just the right time and in just the right place. In fact, the suddenness with which He works reminds me of a literary device that was used frequently in ancient Greek plays. It’s called “Deus ex Machina,” which in Latin means “got out of a machine,” and it refers to the moment in the unfolding of a story when an actor — dressed like Apollo with wings — was suspended from a crane and flew above the scene to declare how it all ended. Then, with no ado or fanfare, the play was over and the audience went home. Though literary critics are, understandably, not big fans of this method, I really like it, because it speaks to how quickly the Lord moves. As a pastor, I’ve heard story after story from people about their situations getting worse and their circumstances snowballing, when suddenly, the Holy Spirit intervenes and everything turns around. And if He did it for them, He’ll do it for all of us, too.

My friend, you serve the One who loves to do the impossible! When God comes on the scene, chains are broken, lives are transformed, and miracles are manifest. Though His ways aren’t always clear, Jesus is always working, and at the moment you feel like you just can’t go on, He’ll move a mountain to reveal Himself to you. He is faithful, and He will never leave you, so keep expecting Him to show up and let Hope in His good plan carry you ahead!

Prayer


Jesus, I believe that you are working in my situation today, and I declare that you are turning circumstances around right now, even if I can’t see it.

Reflection


Has God ever changed your life in just one moment? How?

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2 thoughts on “One Moment Is All it Takes

  1. GOOD SATURDAY MORNING, TEAM BOBBY!
    THANK YOU, FOR YOUR MESSAGE, TO ME, IS “GOD’S TIME IS BEST” JUST THE TITLE OF ONE OF J.S. BACH’S MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS WHICH I AM MOST FAMILIAR.
    YES, SOME DAYS AND EVENTS SEEM-APPEAR TO BE MOVING SLOWLY, HOWEVER, THEN…..A TRANSFORMATION – A CHANGE TAKES PLACE-ALL AT ONCE! WOW!
    WHAT I AM SAYING, REFERS DIRECTLY TO YOUR MESSAGE THIS MORNING!
    THANK YOU, AGAIN, FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS!!!! AND YOUR PRESENCE IN MY LIFE AND IN THE LIVES OF MILLIONS!!

  2. Donna Malchrist says:

    I want to resume my duties as lector very soon. But still am a little hesitamt to go back. There is a risk that I’m not willing to take at this moment. I want to be sure that it is safe.My health and that of my sister are more important right now. Even with the booster shot.Whatever viruses that are circulating in the air could make us sick.People need to understand that they are playing a deadly game with their lives by not getting the shots of Pfizer or Maderna or Johnson and Johnson. We need to see the line of positivity rates trending downward.Hopefully when that happens. All of us will breathe a sigh of relief. We still need to take precautions and also practice
    good health habits.Letting our guard down right now is not the best course of action
    to take.I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of spreading
    the good news and healing messages of God to all around the world.To the Schuller family. I ask in prayer that God will bless them with abundant and excellent health for the end of this year and also into next year.To the musicians and choir and their directors. Much love and appreciation for the beautiful music and singing. To all at Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church. I send messages of peace love and fellowship.As always I remain a faithful viewer and Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ.Love to all. And may God bless the United States of America. Amen

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