JOY COMES IN THE MORNING

“Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning…God will wipe away every tear from [our] eyes…His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life, weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Psalm 30:5/Rev. 21:4/Psalm 30:5

God gave us a promise that He will not allow the hurt, the sorrow, the tears, or the anger and disruption of the day before continue to infect and harm your world. He will wipe away your tears. He will heal our land, if we believe, trust, and ask Him in faith—God tells us through the pen of Matthew: “Everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (7:8) First, however, we must be seeking after God and His Kingdom, then, He says, all these things (our needs) will be added unto us. (Matthew 6:33, paraphrased)

You might be wondering, “What is God up to, allowing all this chaos to continue? Allowing our leaders to talk and act as they do? Well, if you listen you will hear from one of these “leaders”, the answer. Every once in a while the media slips and doesn’t edit it out. But, unfortunately that only happens once. But, the ears of the faithful believers hear it. Yesterday one of our representatives said the words “we have to be in prayer!” That’s the answer—PRAYER!

Believe it, “Joy is coming in the morning.” It will be in God’s time—when the time is right. His time, however, is not our time and His thoughts are not our thoughts. So while we wait upon the Lord let us live in the Wisdom of Solomon who wrote:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guard you on the right paths.”

Proverbs 3:5, 6

Lord, lead us down the path of Your choosing not ours—not mine. As You open the door, may I have the faith to walk through knowing that although I cannot know the future, You do. For You know the plans You have made for me. They are plans for success and not disaster. Your plan includes a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) Praise God to whom I give all the glory and honor. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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