But asking the Lord to reveal my flaws each morning? At first, I wasn't so sure. Psalm 30:5 says, "weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning."
I was joking with a pessimistic friend the other day that while he might wake up and think, "Ughhhh, I wish I could stay in bed forever," I like to throw open my curtains and think, "Today is going to be great!" The morning truly does come with a sense of great joy. Even if I cry myself to sleep the night before, I can usually wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and filled with the love of God. Each day is a brand new start. The idea of waking up joyfully and then being immediately shown my flaws seemed like something not so joyful.
However, the more I thought about what Ben Stuart said, the more I liked the idea. The Lord's grace is insurmountable. He's already forgiven me for those things I am asking Him to bring out. Of course I need to continue to work on them, but what better time for them to be revealed than the beginning of the day, before I have time to practice them?
We can work on our flaws. We can trust in God's unfailing love and grace. And we can grow in Him each day.
So when I woke up this morning, I asked God to reveal my flaws so I could work on them, so I could continue my process of becoming more like Him. And no, asking God to reveal my flaws and sins didn't dampen the joy of the morning. See, I already know I'm a flawed and broken human being. No matter how hard I try, I will never be 'good enough' on my own. I know that already. So the knowledge that God has patience with me and loves me with an everlasting love despite my flaws brings me joy that surpasses anything else I've ever felt.
Satisfy us in the morning with your everlasting love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
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