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Joy Comes In The Morning!

Posted: Thursday, September 8

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts &amp; Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Isaiah 1:1-2:22
2 Corinthians 10:1-18
Psalm 52:1-9
Proverbs 22:26-27 


Verse of the day:

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever! (Psalm 30: 11-12)

Have you ever noticed that some Christians seem to be happy all the time? It seems as though they never grieve or have trouble. The truth is, no one is happy all of the time. Part of being in a world of sin is having to deal with sin, enemies, retaliations, bitterness, gossip, and the list goes on.



The difference for the Christian, is an awareness that in the middle of the difficulties of life that our God will always take care of us. Even though our life may be filled with trials, we know that, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." That morning may not come until our entrance into Heaven; however, that will be a morning of great joy.



Perhaps one of the greatest difficulties for believers in this, the 21st century, is that we have lost the realization that true joy is found in Christ alone. All of the trinkets of this age will pass away, and though they may give momentary pleasure, they will certainly not give us lasting joy.



Let us, like the Psalmist, look to Christ, for in Him alone is found joy, peace, and love. Only in Him will we have everlasting joy both in this life and in the life to come.



I love the way David concludes this Psalm with these words, “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.”



And so today our hope is in the fact that God will give us joy in the middle of life's struggles because we know that His favor is for life—for eternity.