[Congratulations, you Cubbie fans. Today’s text must certainly resonate with you.]
Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 126:3, where we read these great words:
"The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad."
God is so good to His children. He allows us to endure affliction, so as to make us better. Then, He gives us a glimpse of heaven, as we get clearer and clearer soul-visions of Jesus—and we are filled with exceeding levels of gladness and joy.
Let us often call this to mind: the Lord only has good in store for His beloved churchmen; and He delights to show us His grace, mercy, and joy. Even if we are not "on the top of the world" today, let us thank God for all the good things He has already done for us, in Jesus.
[Puritan quote of the day: "It is not repentance, patience, love, prayer, or obe-dience that justifies us, but faith in Christ.” —Obadiah Grew, in, "The Lord our Righteousness"]