Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.—Psalm 30:5
Life has seasons (some longer than others) of immense pain, weeping, and deep sadness. BUT scripture promises that joy comes in the morning.
i look at this scripture in two ways. The first being that night could mean 4 nights, 30 days, or 4 years. We will never know the number of days that we will go through a trial of heartache and hardship, but the Lord our mighty God knows. Sometimes the number of days depends on how long it takes us to truly learn how to trust God and to surrender control. And other times it takes awhile for God to carry out His will for our lives. Either way, He promises a morning of pure joy ... the day we come out of the hardship stronger, closer to the Lord, and with a purpose that we can see and believe in.
The second way i look at this verse is that there is always joy to be found each morning. A night may bring weeping and heartache, but the Lord tells us His mercies are new each morning.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.—Lamentations 3:22-23
We can take joy in this and believe that the joy of the Lord is our strength.
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”—Nehemiah 8:10
God is so good and He watches over our hearts with great concern and care. He promises a morning full of joy for those who are hurting. But there is no need to wait for the trial to be over —for the heartache to go away—before the joy of the Lord is ours. It is ours each and every morning to bask in. i'm a firm believer that no matter what giants we are facing, there is always something to find joy and gratitude in ... searching our hearts for those things helps keep us in the warmth of the Lord's joy.
Seek His joy every morning, it's always waiting for you .... even when the day seems dark, the joy of the Lord is brighter than the darkest place that dark can hide.
Father, thank you for the joy you provide in the morning. You see us through the most difficult life circumstances—whether they last for minutes, days, or years. There is never a time when your presence doesn't bring a deep, heart-felt joy. Help us to seek it whole-heartedly in Jesus mighty name.