Joy Comes In The Morning

(D. Taylor)


Psalm 30:5

Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.


I was thinking about some of our current circumstances and how I told my husband I was ready for the rainbow that accompanies some fierce storms.  As we chatted and encouraged each other spiritually and with scripture the song "Joy Comes In The Morning" came to mind.  I realize at this point I am dating myself but as I pondered that old stand by I thought about the spelling of one of the title words...morning.  How different would it be if it was Joy Comes In The Mourning? 


Where are you right this minute as you read this?  Are you waiting for the morning joy or can you find joy in the midst of the mourning?  Maybe, like me, you are mourning the prospect of a move and leaving behind your house that you have spent so much time and thought decorating.  Leaving your church, family, friends, ministry, or your comfort zone. 


I mourn all these things but I am reaching for the joy that is available in the midst of my mourning and I am looking forward to the plan God has for me as it unfolds.  I am learning more and more to lean on him instead of my own understanding.  I am learning to trust in him instead of myself and to listen to his voice speak and assure me that I am in his hands, the best place in all the world I can find rest, comfort and joy and yes, I am also looking forward to the joy that comes in the morning.     D. Taylor


(William J and Gloria Gaither, 1974)

Hold on my child, joy comes in the morning,
Weeping only lasts for the night
Hold on my child, joy comes in the morning,
The darkest hour means dawn is just in sight

If you've knelt beside the rubble of an aching, broken heart,
When the things you gave your life for fell apart,
You're not the first to be acquainted with sorrow, grief, or pain,
But the Master promised sunshine after rain.

To invest your seed of trust in God, in mountains you can't move,
You have risked your life on things you cannot prove,
But to give the things you can not keep for what you cannot lose,
Is the way to find the joy God has for you,


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