Last night I cried…I cried deep wailing sobs, wondering when suffering will be over. I was praying for God’s kingdom to come quickly, because this world is just too full of selfishness, injustice, wickedness, and evil. As I cried out to the Lord He led me to Psalms 30 (yes this is the “weeping may endure for a night but, joy comes in the morning” scripture). But this chapter also says:
Weeping May Last for a Night, but Joy Comes…
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy (Psalms 30:11).
When David wrote this Psalm he was praising the Lord! David’s joy was made all the more exuberant because of his trails. If we don’t go through anything, then we cannot fully appreciate the joys sprinkled throughout our life. Satan was trying to convince me that weeping will last forever, and that God would not answer my prayers. But God is in the business of renewing what was old, of saving what was lost, and of turning tears into triumph. Don’t get caught in Satan’s lies. Because you have a Father in heaven who loves you and calls you to His great purposes. Because of hardships, I’ll be able to dance like David danced when the victory comes, and so will you.