FINDING JOY IN THE DUMPER

Finding Joy in the dumper.
Or
How to bless God even when your on the dunghill!

Merry Saturday by Parris Bailey

Song of Songs 2:10-12 “My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land”.

This scripture is full of life. We can never stay in winter, yes it comes but we can never camp out there. He beckons us to come away, to rise up and run our race. Some of us can’t seem to let go of our winter season, our hurts, pains, setbacks, offenses. In fact we nurse them all through the years. But the bridegroom speaks to us, “Enough of that, it’s time to hear the voice of the turtle dove, springtime has come.”
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” Hab.3:17 This guy had the right attitude. You cannot live in dunghill land. (The dumper folks) Learning how to be in “whatever state I am to be content” is true freedom indeed.
Abraham saw his day and was glad, Joseph spent years in that jail cell falsely accused, what if he never got over it? Or David when Micael his wife married another man and I could go through the whole Bible and find injustices done to all of them.
Gill said, “Rise up; shake off sloth and security, and disentangle thyself more fully from all the snares of this world, and of thy own lusts, that thou mayst be more ready to come to me, and more fit for my embraces. Come away unto me, and with me; follow me fully, serve me more perfectly, labour for a nearer union and more satisfying communion with me.”
Ps.126:1-6 “When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
This too shall pass, the winter times of life, keep singing and soon enough your tears will be turned into joy and you will doubtless come again rejoicing. He is just that great of a God!

4 Replies to “FINDING JOY IN THE DUMPER”

  1. Very good. let us rejoice and be glad in Him! Let us glorify His Name and let our rejoicing in the midst of tribulation be a sure sign (to the lost) that His hand is always upon us.

    For:
    1. He is worthy of praise no matter the circumstance:
    Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

    2. This world is not our home;
    2Co 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

    3. Rejoicing (regardless of external events) is a way of life for a believer:
    Php 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

    4. God uses our trials to reveal His Son in us:
    Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

    5. The joy of the Lord is truly our strength, so no joy no strength.
    Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
    Jas 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
    Jas 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

    Simply put, we cannot loose. 🙂

  2. Im sure glad we have the Lord to go to, in times like this, before we knew him we were on our own, We can go to him on all, He already knows and He can comfort and correct us if that too is needed, sometimes my understanding is expanded in things of the Lord, it always brings us closer or it should, alot of things happen in this life, people can hurt us, our health can fail we can have children rebel from the lord so many things that we cant control but we can ask for ouir hearts to be in the right place and sometimes it takes time we all in Christ come out better we learn get closer to the Lord suffering isnt fun, but we all have seen fruit in our lives if we turn it over allow the Lord to have his way anyway, I can remeber times ive told the Lord Help! im asking, the situation was so hard I couldnt even think, all I could come up with was Help me Lord! He did!

  3. I praise you God for giving your children strength during trials and tribulations! In the name of your only begotten son! Scripture states that we must fight the good fight of faith! If you’re being attacked then God still loves you! God bless you my fellow citizens of Zion!

  4. The Father’s promise of life will be offered to all who are obedient to his laws of righteousness during the future time of Christ’s kingdom. Its extent will be worldwide and will include the people of all nations and languages. The psalmist wrote concerning the wonders of Creation, but spoke of only two seasons as encompassing the whole annual cycle of nature. He said, “The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun. Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.” (Ps. 74:16,17) The Prophet Zechariah also spoke concerning the perpetual cycle of Mother Nature and its living waters. We read, “It shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea [eastern sea, Marginal Translation], and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.” (Zech. 14:8) In the new day of Christ’s kingdom, truth and righteousness will flow to all of the willingly obedient to provide life and blessings.

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