Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5 KJV
In the context of this Psalm, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will wake up and your problems will be gone after one day. BUT we have the assurance through Jesus Christ that JOY will come amid our trials. Now my question to you is the following: Are you accepting His Joy, or are you choosing to remain in the Weeping?
We have a choice in the matter. God is faithful and we can stand on His Word. Joy will come. For some people, it is easier to hold onto the pain rather than to let it go. For others it is the opposite. None of us can judge each other on how the other handles their grief. Remember the old saying: Until you have walked in my shoes don’t judge me? For this reason, I choose not to insert my personal opinions on how someone should feel, or how long it should take them to get over their situation. Instead, I choose to encourage them and share the Word of God. God’s Word is medicine to our body (Proverbs 4:20-22).
God cares about everything that concerns His children. It’s no different than you as a loving parent. Jesus tells us in 1 Peter 5:7 to cast all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him because He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. When you are ready to release your concerns to Him then do it and trust that God will work all things together for good (Romans 8:28).
The reason I said when you are ready is because not everyone is ready right away to let their concerns go. Jesus is always ready to help us. He’s there to help us let matters go that will not aid us in moving forward toward His purpose for our lives. And Jesus is there when you’ve had enough and want His help. God is a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
When I first started this blog, right after I prayed about my writing career, I knew I wanted to be transparent in my walk and allow God to use me to help others. I’m not perfect, none of us are, and I have made mistakes along the way. I just know I’m nothing without Jesus Christ and I can do all things with Him.
My prayer over this post is it will resonate in someone that they do not have to get comfortable in their pain. They can accept the joy and peace of the Lord at any time. The enemy wants you to stay in your mess, but Jesus has set us free (Galatians 5:1). You do not have to stay there in your pain.
Take a second. Take a moment. Take a day. Take a breather. Yell to the rooftop in the privacy of your home if you have to (not talking about at someone), but just know after you get it all out of your system that God is still there. He has never left. Accept God’s joy today and trust His plan for your life.
The joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10).
If you’re not saved today, then I encourage you to visit my Salvation Prayer page. Welcome Jesus in your heart today. You will not thirst again. He will give you living water (John 4:10).
Love you in Christ, 💞