“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 favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”—Psalm 30:4-5
We have all gone through times of great sorrow and distress. Sometimes due to the Lord’s anger, and sometimes due to the Lord’s desire to build us, but whatever the sorrow, we know with the Lord there is life when we live in his favor. There is joy in the morning after the darkest night or sorrow. We many times are perplexed at the trials of life, but as Paul wrote, we are not in despair (II Corinthians 4:8). Joy always rises to the top as we keep our heart set to God. This was demonstrated with Christ, the man of sorrows, as he experienced the darkest hours any man could face at His crucifixion. Yet resurrection morning came as promised.
One rock musician wrote a lyric, how that “no sun shines through my window, I feel like I am living at the bottom of a grave” This is the story of one without hope in Christ, and sadly and needlessly, too true with many believers who have been deceived to believe there can be no joy. This musician died overdosing on heroin.
There is always a resurrection for the child of God, every morning we are reminded of the hope within us and the victory we have over sin and the grave. Dont let your circumstances steal away your joy. Trust God‘s promises and keep joy set before you as Jesus did when He suffered for us (Hebrews 12:2). There is always joy in the morning as we commit ourselves to Him that judges righteously (I Peter 2:18-24).
Lets make sure we let the morning Son shine into the window of our hearts every morning as we spend time with the Lord seeking His favor.