Good Morning

Sunrise 1For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)

I am so grateful for the concept of hope.  Hope is the thing that keeps you going when you are struggling with a difficult time.  Hope is what makes all your trials worth it.  I think hope is one of the greatest needs of every person.  We all long to know that things will work out in the end.

As a Christian, we have a hope that serves as an anchor to our soul (Heb. 6:19), keeping us on course through the storms of life.  Our ultimate hope is a blessed one, when Jesus returns to take us to heaven (Tit. 2:13). Our hope isn’t a false hope, but is one that does not disappoint (Rom. 5:5).

David wrote that the dark times in our lives may indeed be filled with tears, but the night doesn’t last forever.  There will be a morning.  And in the morning, there will be joy.  Sometimes the morning is literally the next day. Sometimes it takes a few days to get to that “morning”. Sometimes the morning is the day we walk into heaven.  But morning is coming, no matter how long the night.

How did David make it through his long, dark night?  He prayed.  He cried out to God (Ps. 30:2,8).  He brought his needs to God.

It may seem darkest before the dawn, but the morning will come.