Joy Cometh in the Morning

Psalm 30:5b  “…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning”

     When sleep is sound and sweet, how swiftly the night passes, for then there is rest.  But oh, if we are disturbed in the night, perhaps, by a barking dog, the cry of a child, a bad dream, or an aching shoulder; if the problems of the day cause us to toss and turn; if the anticipation of tomorrow’s events keep us from relaxing—how long the night can be.  We watch the clock as its hands slowly move, waking each hour as if an alarm clock had sounded it’s persistent tone.
     So it is with weeping—-like a long lonely night of sorrow.  Weeping over our problems: anxiety over work, worrying about children, upset over a disagreement with our mate, wondering how the bills are going to be paid, crying over our sins, fighting a serious illness or the illness of a loved one, grieving over the loss of a loved one or grieving over our lost loved ones.  Heartache after heartache; will this clamity ever end, we ask?  Like a long lonely night the weeping continues but.….. yes, there is a promise in God’s Word that starts with the word “BUT.”  It’s just a small three-letter word and yet what a ray of hope it opens.  As if our closed eyes barely open to let in a hazy stretch of light.  “But” means the night will not last always.  “But” means something else can be expected.  And so we read on in eager anticipation to find that God promises us “joy” which “cometh in the morning.”  
       As the sun peeps forth over the horizon and suddenly it’s glorious rays burst forth to a new day, so God promises us not just dry eyes but “joy.”  Our trials and tribulations and weepings may be severe but our Heavenly Father never intends for us to fall into despair.  For if we read and study His Word, we will find that He always promises Hope that the calamities will pass and we will smile again.
Theme: The Better Way: Weeping is Good: Weeping with Expectation of Joy is Better
Read also: A Strong Tower
Teach children Scripture through song:  Click on Scripture Songs

About Gail Slawson

I am a 74 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 54 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 5 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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6 Responses to Joy Cometh in the Morning

  1. Lynn says:

    Your Bible Encouragement “sermonettes” are beautifully written and have such a clear message. I am inspired! Thank you.


  2. Dyanne Watson says:

    This is a troubled time in which we live and your “words of encouragement” are appreciated!


  3. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you for your encouragement, Dyanne!


  4. Friend says:

    I needed that, Mrs. Gail!


  5. Melinda says:

    Beautiful, thanks!


  6. Aimee says:

    Thank you for this encouragement this morning! Your posts always seem to come at the perfect time! Have a wonderful day!


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