Five Minute Friday: Joy Comes in the Morning
Psalm 30:5 – weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning
I am reminded of this verse and a song that I used to hear as a child at church. I am reminded that each day ends often with sadness, hardship, feelings of overwhelming anxiety…but joy comes in the morning. Each day God gifts us with grace for a new beginning…we can approach the new day with a joyful spirit….a new start
When working to push through and accomplish mundane tasks or pressures from all areas of life, I recall that the joy of the Lord is my strength. He is the ROCK I can go to when I am overcome with grief, doubt, insecurity, troubles….
I can look around and be filled with joy just by remembering the blessing of family, the fresh ocean air, a reliable career, and HIS consistent promises offered in Scripture.
So, by the end of the day when my heart is full of grief and mourning, I can rest in the Lord and be renewed through the joy that is mine for the taking each morning.