Assurance is a positive declaration intended to give confidence; it is a promise or pledge, a guaranty or surety. Assurance is also having full confidence and freedom from doubt and timidity.
The word of God is replete with assurances. In the Psalms 30:5 David gives us four assurances:
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.” Psalms 30:5 (NASB)
First Assurance – “For His anger is but for a moment”
The text says that God’s anger only last for a moment, which is a short period of time. Unlike people, God does not stay angry with us. However, He has every right to be angry with us when we sin and disobey His laws, precepts and commands. But thank God for His Grace. It’s because of Grace that He does not stay angry with us.
Second Assurance – “His favor is for a lifetime”
There are five different definitions for the word favor in the dictionary, all are accurate but my favorite one is number four. Favor is the excessive kindness or unfair partiality; preferential treatment. Yes, when God puts His favor on you, you will experience excessive kindness and preferential treatment, but here is the kicker this favor will last for your entire life. Somebody holla!
Third Assurance – “Weeping may last for the night”
Many read into this text what it does not say. It does not say that you will cry all night, it says that your sadness may last all night; the key word is may. Here is the assurance in this text, you will experience days of sadness and hurt, but those moments are not going to last. Get ready. Your sad season is over, midnight is here.
Forth Assurance – “But a shout of joy comes in the morning.”
Night ends at 11:59PM and mornings starts at 12:00AM you only need 60 seconds to transition from a season of weeping into a season of joy. That’s right, 60 seconds. By the time you read this blog, you should be in your season of joy. So take a moment and give God a crazy shout!
Your Iron Coach,