“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” – Psalm 30:4-5
The holiness of God describes many wonderful things about Him; one of things it describes is His consistancy. God is impartial in many regards. He is not a respector of persons, meaning, He is “just” in His judgments. In fact, judgment will start at His own house (with His own children) lest He be accused of giving his own children a pass for wrong in what He judges others for.
However, even in judgment, we have reason to be thankful for another aspect of His holiness — (His consistancy); His anger doesn’t last forever.
Our God is predictable because He is faithful to be the same, yesterday, today, forever. We do not have a God Who has mood swings and irratic behavior. How comforting to know that His mercy endureth forever.
“For the Lord will not cast off for ever:” – Lamentations 3:31
Our God does not hold a grudge; He deals with the problem, forgives, and moves forward without bringing it up again. We have a lot to be thankful for and at the top of that list is that our God is holy. He is completely perfect and does not change. His consistency means that whatever He’s allowing us to endure at the moment is for a moment. Joy is in our future. Juts another reason to be thankful!