"Weeping may endure for a night, but there will be joy in the morning"
We were never promised an easy journey. Everything we're about as Christians is anchored in truth and
reality, a far different reality than the world's. All of us have our share of pain, sometimes the same annoying
thing repeatedly, and contrastingly we ultimately experience a joy greater than anyone could anticipate
because we walk with Christ. Most pain is erased from our memories to a large degree as time goes by, not
all that long after we've trod through the unwelcome experience.
Surely David wept many a night, but in the morning he could see the salvation of his God, the same God we
know. We also know that David said that although he would walk through the valley of death, that God would
be with him. That God would deliver him. That the light of morning would defeat the night.
We don't have nearly the amount of endings as we have beginnings. Stepping back a few paces to regroup,
to reevaluate, even to rewrite if we can, is a mature action on our part. Scripture says that God's mercies are
new every morning. Forgiveness greets us with each new day. Our God of mercy is waiting for us to open
our eyes and get out of bed to begin afresh.
Weep no more, for although we can know that all people, especially us, will experience pain,
we also are promised joy. This is a new morning in which the Holy Spirit can renew our strength,
our resolve, and we can again know God's mercy. Not only is God the healer of our pain and sorrow, but
God is also the forgiver of our sins though Jesus, God's son, who is our promised Messiah.
A new dawn, a new beginning. Real joy.