BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
"…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5b
Hello everyone! I sure hope that your Thursday is turning out to be a good one! As I'm sitting here this morning…looking out onto a cloudy day, I see life continuing on, even in the midst of what could be a rainy day. The birds are singing with a heart of joy, as they take part in an unexpected meal for the morning. Even though the clouds have a way of convincing me that this just may not be a good day; God is once more reminding me that life is moving forward in the midst of it all…and I praise Him for these thoughts of hope today!
Lately, I have been thinking on all that has been taking place in this world around me. Just yesterday, there were 18 children and 2 adults killed in a grade school in Texas. You know…it's not always easy to understand why moments such as these happen. As I think on these grieving parents and families…my heart grieves for what they must be experiencing at this time; but even at moments such as these, I am being reminded that even though weeping may endure for the night…joy does come in the morning.
As I've been looking outside my window this morning onto a dreary day…looking for the good that could be found through it all; I have come to see that the trees still flourish…the grass still grows and the flowers continue to open up and bloom, which means that these cloudy and dreary days only become a night of weeping; but as the sun does shine once more…so also, does joy come back into that new day.
I don't know about you; but I can have days when the sun is being hidden within my heart…a time when pain and tiredness and other things seem to take me to a place where the heart weeps; but then another day comes and once more the heart is being opened up to a new time of refreshment, renewed hope and joy.
You know…I think that sometimes we become so caught up in the "nights of weeping;" that it's not always easy for us to imagine something better and new. In fact, we can experience moments, when we feel as if the weeping within the heart will never pass; but we must remember that even though these dreary days enter our lives; life does continue on…and storms do pass by, which can lead us once more into a new dawn…one that is once more filled with joy and new possibilities.
Recently, there was a moment when I was thinking deeply on this, while facing a hard and discouraging day…and from there I was reminded that when we let go of life and sit in the midst of these dreary moments; that this only prolongs what is already taking place. We need to keep moving on…no matter how difficult the journey may seem to be at the time; for I have found that when we seek and pursue something other than what we're facing at the moment; that this is when each step begins to walk us further away from the moments of weeping…and back into moments of joy.
Moments may come, when the hard winds blow and tears of rain fall deep within the heart; but it does pass and as these moments pass…the sun does shine again, so we need to wait out the storm with God and let Him hold us close, until we are once more led into the light of another new dawn.
Maybe today, you are grieving over the loss of someone or something in your life…or maybe you are down and discouraged, by what is taking place in this world around you. Maybe you have been experiencing endless moments of pain…or maybe you have received some bad news. No matter what it may be…weeping may endure for the night…and those nights of pain and deep heartache may seem long and never ending; but one thing I know, through all that I have experienced in my life; is that joy does come in the morning. Maybe it may not seem that way right now; but that's only because you are hurting; but let me encourage you to hold on and take hold of God; for a time will come, when He walks you out of these hard and discouraging times, to lead you into something better and brighter…so never give up.
As we close, I have to tell you…this writing was definitely unplanned; but I have come to see that these unplanned writings only reveal a God who longs to love and encourage us all, while facing the unexpected nights of weeping. May this writing be a blessing to you today and may God truly be close to your heart…no matter what you may be facing at this time.
Well…it's time for me to move on into some other work; but I hope that you will have a very blessed day…and that you will come back tomorrow and join me, for another great God inspired visit! God bless!
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