Psalm 30:5 (NIV)
5 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.
Most of the time, we think, “Oh, God’s got bigger things to deal with than me and my little problems. He’s not interested in what’s bothering me.” That is simply not true. You are God’s biggest deal. He wants to make you an example of His goodness. When you keep God in first place in your heart, when you honor Him with your life, God puts something on you that causes you to stand out from the rest of the crowd. God gives you something that give you an advantage. It causes good breaks and opportunities to be attracted to you. It’s called the favor of God!
The word favor means to assist, to provide with advantages, to receive preferential treatment. The favor of God will cause you to be promoted even though you might not have been the most qualified. God’s favor will cause your children to get the best teachers in school. It will help you find the best deals at the mall. God’s favor will put you at the right place at the right time.
God is saying to you what He said to Abraham, “I’m going to assist you. I going to provide you with advantages. I’m going to cause you to receive preferential treatment.”
All you have to do is believe it and receive it for today and for all the days of your life.
That does not mean that God is going to guarantee you an easy life. No one is guaranteed that. Everyone is going to go through seasons in the valley, but you have to know and believe that those tough times will not last. If you have a relationship with God and have faith that He will bless your life, He will. It is that simple and there is no reason to complicate that.