Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
In our family, we have a phrase for the weariness of soul that can come at the end of a hard day: “All my grace has run out.” So we sleep and let God fill up the grace tank for a new day. The best way to find more grace, however, isn’t through a good night’s sleep (although it surely helps!). The best way to find more grace is to drink in blessing—a positive, biblically-based vision for your life.
So open your heart and receive today’s blessing built from Psalm 30:5:
A dark night never lasts—
The dawn always wins.
These are difficult days, but….
Lament is only an interlude.
It is not the primary plot of your life.
Sorrow is only an interloper.
It is not your life companion.
Though grief comes, gate-crashing, unwelcome, untimely,
God’s comfort is a constant.
Though weeping may tarry for the night,
Joy comes in the morning.
I bless you to relish the rhythm of morning’s joy.
In the darkness, may you always see tomorrow’s light.
In the bleakness, may you always see dawn’s promise.
Whatever night you may be facing, be assured in Christ—
The sun will soon rise.
And that’s the Gospel!