4O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
5Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
6Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.
7Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
It Will Be Worth It All
Is it worth it? When all of life seems to be sorrows and tears for us, but seems to be sunshine and blessings for others, is it worth it? If we spend our entire life poor and needy while others seem to skate through on beds of ease, is it worth it?
There seems to come a time in every Christian's life when we ask such questions. The truth is, rarely is our life all bad, but even if it were, what a small price to pay for eternity with Christ. Is it worth it? Oh, yes!
Asaph wrestles with this very thing. Seeing his people in captivity, it seems as though God has all but forgotten His people. God seems to be feeding them with the bread of tears, giving them tears to drink in great measures. On top of that, they are in strife with their neighbors and their enemies laugh and ridicule them and their God.
The world is not so very different today, is it? When Christians go through troublesome times, yet trust faithfully in God, the world is quick to mock and ridicule their faith. The world believes that faith is just an empty set of promises that women and children cling to for sustenance. We should not be surprised when we consider those who ridiculed Christ while he hung on the cross, dying for us.
It is right for us to cry out to God in our times or trouble, and ask God to turn us and cause our face to shine. But no matter what the answer may be, it is good to remember that, through Christ, we shall be saved. In Him is all comfort, joy, and peace--a peace that will last for all eternity. So, no matter what this life brings, let us remember, it will be worth it all, when we see Jesus!
It will be worth it all
When we see Jesus!
Life's trials will seem so small
When we see Christ'
One glimpse of His dear face,
All sorrow will erase.
So, bravely run the race
Till we see Christ.
God Bless You,