“For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.”(Psalm 30:5 NLT)
No matter how dismal life may seem at any given point, we can see morning joy–if we refuse to give up.
When a room is in total darkness, nothing can be seen, but if we have to rise in it, we can find our way–to the light switch and when the switch is turned on, darkness is dispelled. Our lives can sometimes be the dark room, but we really have nothing to fear; we simply have to “rise up in the midst of the darkness” and turn on the switch–our hope in Jesus–and allow Holy Spirit to dispel the darkness that attempts to invade our thoughts and actions.
When we hurt–we cry and allow the tears to cleanse and then give ourselves time to be comforted.
When we despair–over anything–we should sit still, doing nothing for a moment and wait for it to pass. When we act out of despair, sometimes, we cause the night to linger longer than it should have.
In the midst of life’s trials and challenges, we must learn to wait–though the storms may come, they eventually move out and when they move, we can see clearly.
Our nations are in the midst of storms–the future indeed seems cloudy and few can see any horizon of hope, but we must hold onto to hope; this is just the darkness that will be dispelled with hope and love of one another. We just need to rise up and shout, praising God for His goodness even though we cannot see goodness. We need praise God for His mercy even though we cannot see mercy. We need to praise God for restoration even though it seems like all has been destroyed. While we may be in the throes of darkness and cannot feel our way out, we know that morning is coming–and with the light of the Son–who will dispel the darkness and move us from glory to glory–showering us with His favor–if we would just have hope in Him!
Take comfort in the knowledge that though we may have to deal with dark moments and nights, morning joy awaits us–if we just wait for Him to show us the way!