Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Weeping for Joy

In a recent talk I heard, the speaker quoted Psalms 30:5 which says, "...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." I pondered over and over how true this has been in my life, especially through my teenage years.

I thought that life was so hard when I was a teenager, and I wept often. Looking back, my joy really did come in the morning, as I woke up and had a new day ahead of me. Now, as a mom and wife, I realize that the sorrows of my youth are nothing in comparison to my fears and anguish now. But no matter what life brings, I still find joy in the morning.

I find joy when I hear my daughter laugh as she wakes; I find joy when my husband's alarm goes off and he rolls over to kiss me good morning; I find joy as I realize that my good night's rest has made me forget my fears and tears of the previous evening; I find joy as I kneel to pray and thank the Lord for a new day.

What experiences have you had where you wept in the night, but found joy in the morning?

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