“Psalm 30:5 - .....but Joy comes in the morning”
Life is harder than we can sometimes bear, especially on days when we are stunned by grief, distressed over health or finances, or just reeling from waves of trouble. Just when we think we are in the darkest night, and when we are longing for the morning, remember the old saying “it’s darkest just before dawn”. 1st Samuel 30:6 says “David was greatly distressed as all people were embittered and were talking about stoning him, David strengthened himself in the Lord”. Right before that verse the Bible says, “David and his people wept until there was no strength to weep”.
Just when things are blackest, Sun has already risen in the east. It’s just that you have not seen the light. David responded to his trouble by ‘strengthening ‘ himself in the Lord. When we are prompted within to ask “How long God will you forget me”, strengthen yourself in the Lord knowing that you move from ‘faith to faith, and our period of doubt and distress is a moment in between two days’ .
There’s one thing we know for sure about the night . It’s not Permanent. Sunrise brings great expectations and new possibilities and it’s only a ‘watch away’. God is as dependable and trustworthy as the rising of the sun. He is light, He is Powerful, and He is forgiving. Lamentations 3:23 says, ‘His mercies are new every morning’.
If you still cannot find the dawn of day in your life, remind yourself of God’s promise in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave you or forsake you”.
You can strengthen yourself in the Lord. He has not forgotten you, even when the darkest hours of our lives make us feel alone and forgotten. Moment by moment, His sustaining hands will turn the darkness into dawn; dawn into daylight and you will be able to say, “I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has COMPENSATED me”
Don’t give up. It’s darkest just before dawn.