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The Sun Will Rise – November 16, 2022

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays.
Malachi 4:2

The Sun Will Rise

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Daily Devotion – November 16, 2022

Devotion based on Malachi 4:2

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The sun is low in the skies, and I am missing the sunshine of summer. There is something refreshing and revitalizing about the sun. Even on these shorter days I do my best to go out and enjoy the light and feel it warm on me. The nights may be cold and long this time of year, but we know that every day the sun will rise.

As Christians, we have this sure hope that the sun is coming up as dark as today might be. We know that tomorrow will always be better. God will bring an end to the night, and the sun will rise.

Maybe the sun is about to rise, and the difficult things you are going through will soon be over. God will provide the healing and hope that you have so needed. The darkness will soon be replaced by rays of light.

Maybe morning is a long way off and the darkness will remain for a while longer. Even then, it is certain the sun will rise, and God will provide healing. Even if it is not in this life but the life to come, the sun will still rise. We may have to wait a little longer, but the outcome is still certain.

It is certain, because it has been promised by the God who cannot lie. It is certain, because Jesus has done everything necessary to earn us a place in the perfect world to come. Whatever darkness you might be facing today, let this certainty be your comfort.

Gracious God, help me to wait with perfect hope and confidence on your healing. Remind me that the night is ending, and a new day will rise with healing. Amen

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