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Joy is Coming

Psalm 30:5 (NLT) - "For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning."

Good morning Ekklesia Family,

Psalm 30:5 highlights the momentary nature of God’s discipline compared to the eternal nature of His favor. The verse presents a difference between temporary sorrow and lasting joy. "Weeping may last through the night" acknowledges the reality of our struggles and hardships. However, "joy comes with the morning" reassures us of God's unwavering promise of renewal and hope. The night symbolizes trials, while the morning signifies God’s restorative power.

In our lives, we may face numerous "crying nights" where difficulties seem to overshadow our joy. These can be moments of loss, financial stress, health challenges, or relational discord. Yet, even in these times, we are called to remember that every night ends in the morning, bringing a fresh wave of God’s mercy and joy.

As I am writing this, I am in the hospital with my father. Earlier, I had a crying moment, overwhelmed by this and numerous other situations in my life. But then, my dad started singing in worship, and soon we were singing and praising together. That moment reminded me of God’s promise of joy and hope, even in the darkest times. It was a tangible reminder that joy indeed comes in the morning.

Consider the story of Paul and Silas in Acts 16. Despite being beaten and imprisoned, they prayed and sang hymns to God in the middle of the night. Their faith in God’s deliverance was unwavering. By morning, a miraculous earthquake freed them, turning their night of suffering into a morning of joy. This story exemplifies how God can transform our darkest hours into testimonies of His power and love.

When it seems like there are more crying nights than joyful mornings, hold on to the promise that every night ends in the morning. God’s favor is constant, and His joy is always on the horizon. Trust that God is working in your situation, even when you can’t see it. Reflect on His past faithfulness and let it fuel your hope for the future. Embrace each day with the assurance that God’s joy is coming.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your enduring favor and the promise that joy comes with the morning. Help us to trust in Your timing and to hold on to Your promises during our darkest hours. Strengthen our faith and remind us of Your unchanging love. May we experience Your joy and peace, knowing that You are always with us. In Jesus' name, Amen.

May you never foget, it will be alright in the morning. Trust in God’s faithfulness and His promise of everlasting joy. Every night ends in the morning.

LoveUmorethanUknow, Pastor Stephän Kirby


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