Read:  Psalm 30:1-12

LORD my God, I called to you for help,
    and you healed me.
You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
    you spared me from going down to the pit.  Psalm 30:2-3

 weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.  Psalm 30:5b

Psalm 30 begins with David praising the Lord. David’s life had some true high and low points. King Saul tried to kill him, but then Saul lost his own life in battle and David became King. He hid his adultery with Bathsheba from God, but then confessed his sins. There was sadness when his own son Absalom chased him from his throne, but then rejoicing when he returned to Jerusalem. David clearly understood trials and tribulations. He recognized God’s deliverance and was able to write this psalm as a psalm of thanksgiving and celebration. As we look at David’s life it is easy to see his “weeping nights” and his “joyful mornings”. We all can relate.

I think we will all agree that we much prefer the “joy that comes in the morning”. But, life isn’t always easy.

Are you in the “weeping nights” stage of your life – rejoice! “Joy comes in the morning”. But I ask you, do you know the cause of your “weeping nights”? Is it a problem that you have not completely turned over to God? When we give God complete control, we will be able to focus on the approach of the joyful morning. God’s word promises us that our weeping is only temporary. Hold on, friend – “Joy comes in the morning”. Do not get weary, do not be discouraged – “Joy comes in the morning”.  Cast away every spirit of discouragement and focus on Jesus – “Joy comes in the morning”. 

God is faithful; He will not fail you. He was faithful to David and you can count on Him to see you through this. David praised God for delivering him from his troubles and pain and he encourages us to do the same. Your morning is coming.

Lord I sing this song as a prayer to you. SONG:  Your Love Never Fails  
I praise you for your faithfulness. I praise you for bringing me through weeping nights into the joy of the morning. And for those who are enduring “weeping nights”, I lift them up to you Lord. Ease their burdens, lighten their loads, grant them peace as they surrender to you, guide them towards their joyful mornings. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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