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Friday, January 31, 2014

Joy Comes

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Psalm 30:5b, KJV).

Whatever my sorrow, it does not last forever. Whatever my struggle or battle, there will be a time of respite. Whatever comes against me will one day be over. Whatever my pain, there will at some point be release. No matter what I deal with in this life, the promises of peace and joy are real. My sorrow can anticipate the joy to come. The struggle that weighs me down does not determine my outcome. The pain that feels like a knife in my heart, lifts when I dwell on God's faithfulness instead of what I feel. There will never be more than I can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13). He always provides a way of escape when there is too much. He is the answer that brings peace and joy. No matter what goes on in my life, God will keep me in perfect peace when my thoughts are on Him (Isaiah 26:3). When I give Him my sorrow, my battle, and the pain I try to control, and I plead with Him to handle what I can't, His peace sweeps over me (Philippians 4:6-7). No matter what has been, no matter what is now, and no matter what is to come, He is my only peace. His joy is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10). His strongest children are those who, in the night of weeping, confidently believe in the promise of joy in the morning .

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