Joy in the Morning
"For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime! Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning" (Psalm 30:5).
Have you ever cried over a problem all night long? A week? A month? Probably some of us have never cried for more than an hour at a time. But there are many situations that drive us to cry: the loss of a loved one, or a house that burned and all the possessions gone. Or about a beloved child turning from God or a pet dying in the street, killed by a speeding driver. Struggling and fighting and working and seeing no end to the strain.
And the fact is that often joy does come in the morning. A new day, sunlight, seeing things with a new perspective or gaining some insight from the Spirit during our time in the dark often returns us to optimism and hope.