The Nights Of Crying Your Eyes Out Give Way To Days Of Laughter!

Happy Friday!

“Sing your hearts out to God . . . The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter.” -Ps 30:4-5 MSG

This is how I felt at last nights prayer meeting. I listened to the voice of God in my heart, and I heard Him say to me:

“Stop thinking so little of yourself and stop being afraid of your big dream. Stop living in fear of your brothers, ‘Joseph’ (reference to Genesis 37). I have loved you and favored you despite their plans to destroy you. They cannot hurt you anymore, because I have placed a wall of fire around you. When you thought that I had forsaken you, I was completing your foundation. This is your time of promotion. Be thankful. Be joyful again! Awaken that audacious faith you once had. This is your time to shine. This is your season to forgive. Stop crying. Pick yourself up from the floor. Stop doubting yourself, like an abused adolescent. You have my love, you have my wisdom… you have my favor! Show the world what you really have to offer them. You don’t even see the vastness of everything you have inside of you, but you are just about to see it! So stop looking back, stop holding back, stop walking around in sackcloth… Sing your heart out to God! Thank Him to His face! The nights of crying your eyes out are giving way to days of laughter!”

I’m blogging about this very personal moment between God and me, because I assume that there are many others who will benefit from this message!

To rise from the ashes of destruction . . . this is one of the most difficult things to do in life!

Circumstances have a way of locking us into a prison of misery, so that when the winds begin to shift in a new direction, we pass up the breakthrough! I admit it, I’ve been trapped in a horrifying prison cell for more than two years, and I don’t want to stay here another day. If God is calling me out, then I’m going for the LIGHT!

This is exactly what David was talking about in Psalm 30:4-12 (MSG). Read it slowly and listen for the message inside the message.

4-5 All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God!
Thank him to his face!
He gets angry once in a while, but across
a lifetime there is only love.
The nights of crying your eyes out
give way to days of laughter.

6-7 When things were going great
I crowed, “I’ve got it made.
I’m God’s favorite.
He made me king of the mountain.”
Then you looked the other way
and I fell to pieces.

8-10 I called out to you, God;
I laid my case before you:
“Can you sell me for a profit when I’m dead?
auction me off at a cemetery yard sale?
When I’m ‘dust to dust’ my songs
and stories of you won’t sell.
So listen! and be kind!
Help me out of this!”

11-12 You did it: you changed wild lament
into whirling dance;
You ripped off my black mourning band
and decked me with wildflowers.
I’m about to burst with song;
I can’t keep quiet about you.
God, my God,
I can’t thank you enough.

When the laughter comes, ‘the nights of crying your eyes out’ must GIVE WAY! You have to permit yourself to rise from the ashes. You have to train your face to smile again . . . your heart to laugh again! Or, if you are not careful, you may spend the rest of your life ruined for your divine purpose because of some terrible thing that happened to you.

Life is definitely a compilation of challenges, battles, failures and victories. It’s an all terrain adventure of mountains and valleys, highs and lows, good times and bad times, popularity and unpopularity, etc. Rising from the ashes of yesterdays destruction is one of the most challenging things to do in life . . . permitting yourself to stand tall again . . . it’s essence of resurrection and the reason for this passover/easter season!

Wow, this is going to bless someone!

Here is a great song for this moment: Chris Tomlin, I Will Rise

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btjj5ieSYoY

I just prayed for you guys, wishing you the greatest Friday and a new beginning! With much love…

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Leave a Legacy,

Chuck Balsamo

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17 thoughts on “The Nights Of Crying Your Eyes Out Give Way To Days Of Laughter!

  1. WOW!!!!!!!!This is so on with me today!! Thank you a million times for this and thank you a million and plus times for all your powerful blogs!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Blessed by this!! Have a great weekend!

    • Lori! This might be the most excited comment I've ever received. Your enthusiasm is FELT! I'm praying especially for you today, hope it makes a huge difference!! We love you. 🙂

  2. Thanks for this. Perfect. Just what God wants me to hear. Thank you and Thank God! Have an awesome weekend.

    And as a Thank You for sharing your intimate exchange with God, here's a small token…a gift for you, in thanksgiving: another great song about "rising"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBJqTdTK4t4 .

    It's by David Wilcox…..a very gifted songwriter, lyricist. I don't think it's overstating it to call him a modern mystic….I know that sounds zany, but trust me he's legit. He's a believer, but doesn't fit comfortably into any music category.

    • Frank, your words are a so much of a blessing to me today! Really, thank you for taking the time to post a comment. Nice song-is David a friend of yours? I'm so happy that you were blessed with todays blog. Let's stay in touch! By the way, is techreligious your blog? Very NICE. Connect with me on facebook if we're not already connected @ http://www.facebook.com/chuckbalsamo

  3. As some of you already know, taking a leap of faith is both scary and exciting at the same time. Better yet, it is like being an experienced diver and going to highest diving board in an Olympic style swimming pool, jumping off with a knowing that the swimming pool is only but so big and so deep. Nevertheless, if we only put all of our confidence in ourselves based on what we know about God, we would leave our luggage from our past behind so that we could dive and enjoy the swim in the water. Yet, we oftentimes find ourselves addicted to worrying about everything and fearful of all the unnecessary what if questions. Moreover, we worry about being interrogated by those that rather depend on us and others rather than God because of their unbelief in God's potential to do things exceeding what we can think or imagine.

    For instance, I am a child of a divorce and there are so many issues that stem from this very fact. Nevertheless, even as a young adult, there are still issues that I am faced with today, but there is one truth that gives me an indestructibe kind of peace about it: God has had full custody of me all along. Furthermore, it is what I am writing a book about. Yes, some people are not moved by this statement, but when I comprehended and digested this thought, it was like someone taking some unknown scales off my eyes and chains off my hands, feet and from around my waist.

    • I can't wait to read your book Christine! Also, did you mean to say, "…like being a UNexperienced diver…" 😉 I love your illustration, it's exactly how I feel in my own life right now.

  4. Totally relating to this blog! I'm in a new season in my life. Feeling like strife and stress is turning into Joy and peace.

    Thank you for all of your prayers. They are working 🙂

    Mel

  5. Blessed me indeed! Right on target … it has been a week, a month, a year … a few years. You get tired and weary but you have to keep on rising and trusting that you will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Thanks for the encouraging words!

  6. Awsome stuff Chuck !!! god alsways takes us where he wants us to be IF WE STAY OUT OF HIS WAY !!!! God loves to take people that other people claim to be useless and RAISE THEM UP FOR HIS GLORY !!!! You see satan is a liar so we cannot and must not listen to his voice !!! It goes back to the scripture THAT WE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT !!!! WE MUST TRUST GOD TO FULFILL HIS PLAN FOR US !!!When we have a setback its only another stepping stone for GOD to put into play for us to ADVANCE !!! When we believe in ourself no matter what then God can advance us towards the goal !!! LETS MOVE FORWARD AS WE WALK IN VICTORY DEFYING ALL STRATEGIES OF THE devil NO MATTER HOW large THEY LOOK !!! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD !!!!!! VICTORY VICTORY IS OUR CRY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Doug, I get chills when I read your comments!!! You're right: Nothing is impossible with God! Love you friend. Can't wait to worship with you at Destiny Family Center-the happiest and most passionate Christian Community on earth!

  7. Chuck, when God talked to you He was also thinking of me. He knew you'd write about your experience and He knew that I'd read it.

    I'm in need of a big big ressurection. The battle doesn't seem to have an end. When we seem to get close to a victory, it all falls down over me again… But you're right. I have to train myself to smile again. It doesn't come naturally, it's a skill to be (re)learned, and I will do it!

    I praise God for making you such a big blessing, even though we're so many thousands of miles away.

    God bless! I'm praying that your big dream will come true, and I believe it will, because it's God's dream as well!

    • Mariana! How is Belluno, Italy these days? Emily and I want to see Venice when we backpack Europe. It's on my bucket list for the next few years! Thanks for the kind comment. I'm sincerely praying for you this morning. After the storm, the atmosphere is purged… the air is CLEAN, the sun is warm-a rainbow is seen in the sky as God's symbol of covenant. You will live to breathe the clean air Mariana. Keep smiling-today is a new day! 🙂

  8. So I tried to post this last week and my internet was being silly & wouldn't let me so I saved what I wrote so I could post later. Here is what I wrote….. There are not words to express how this has touched me this morning! I know I have said this before and I always mean it I LOVE THIS BLOG!! I can feel His presence stronger just from reading you blog this morning! I love how even among the ashes we have a great big God who will help us to RISE!! I know that not only are we going to rise but we are going to SOAR!!!!! Thank you again Pastor for sharing you most intimate moments with Him!!! Love you all!!!!!! Have a GREAT weekend!!!!!!!

  9. WOW!!! This is exactly what God has been speaking to me for the past two days. I haven't been on your blog for awhile until today. It's amazing how God uses you to touch so many lives!

    • This is the topic I'm covering on Sunday morning! Thanks for reminding me that I wrote this blog!! lol Kathy, I love your family so much… and I'm so proud of Ashley this week. 🙂