“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 (NKJV)
Exhausting available resources is frustrating, frightening and often leaves us furious and flabbergasted. Exhausting was the experience of the 20-year old Ukrainian tennis star, Katarina Zavatska at the 2020 French Open tournament in Paris. The second-round match saw the 117th seed Zavatska face 9th seed Kiki Bertens. Heavy and wet conditions caused the ball to become heavier than usual, thereby taking a toll on her racquet strings. The match was tied 6-2, 2-6, demanding the deciding third set. During this crucial set, three strings snapped in under 10 minutes. Each time a string burst, Zavatska would return to her tennis bag and take out another racquet. However, when the third string broke, and she went to the bag as at previous times, there were no more racquets. Disappointed, she starred at her box, sat, and cried. She became the first player to run out of racquets at a Grand Slam tournament.
How often have the damp conditions of life created hefty burdens? Hasn’t the strings of your life been under severe tension causing them to snap; once, twice, thrice. How many times have you visited the bag to find Grace in the times of need and returned to the centre court of life to continue the match? Sometimes the question arises, what if Grace runs out? What if at that critical moment, there is no more grace? I am so happy to inform you that the proverbial bag that contains the racquets of God’s Grace can never be exhausted. Psalm 30:5 “For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
Whatever the challenges, here is your reminder that God’s Grace is more than sufficient and that it outlasts our experiences and existence. His divine favour is for life!
Prayer: Lord, help us to find comfort in the fact that your favour lasts for a lifetime. Amen.
By: Pastor Obed Babb