Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:5)
Joy comes in the morning. But when does morning come?
God promised us this would be true. But what if the morning doesn’t come tomorrow? I don’t mean what if tomorrow never comes but rather what if tomorrow is not the morning when joy comes? This is not a promise built on the premise of “sleep on it.”
God said joy comes in the morning, but he didn’t say the morning will always come tomorrow. God said joy comes in the morning, but he didn’t say joy is just around the corner.
Joy will come, that much is certain. Light will prevail over darkness. But that joy comes on God’s timeline, not mine.
Joy Comes In The Morning…When God Fulfills His Promises
Joy comes in the morning. It doesn’t mean tomorrow. It’s not a formula that promises that you’ll feel happy at sunrise. It’s a promise that will come true when God’s sunrise breaks.
Scripture is replete with examples of people waiting for God to fulfill his promises and to bring his promised joy. God promised a son to Abraham. Abraham waited, and waited, and waited. During his waiting, he experienced much grief. Sarah deeply struggled to believe that God would indeed be true to his word. When would the joy pierce the darkness?
David was promised the kingship. And then he found himself on the run from Saul, hiding in caves and pretending to be insane. Would God ever break through the bleakness of his life and fulfill his promises?
Yes, he would. And he always does. Joy comes in the morning when God fulfills his good promises to us.
It means when the darkness breaks. When, not if. That is the promise, that a new day will come. It will come. We can make it through the dark, cold night because we know it’s true.