August 17, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer

Read: Genesis 32 // Psalm 30

“Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning.”
Psalm 30:2

Joy in the Morning

We all have nights of doubt and sorrow. How long are the nights when we seem to water the couch with our tears? Sleep does not come though we are bone tired, but the tears come so readily. We try to block our doubts that haunt us, but the harder we try, the more real they become. Doubt, often the cause of sorrow, is as dark as night. The Psalmist says that “joy comes in the morning”. He celebrates God’s goodness that had delivered him from great illness. He had experienced the depths of despair, but God lifted him up. He had walked in the vale, but God guided him. He counts this healing as a sign that God will always attend him and permit him to enjoy the morning after a night of weeping.
God has given us an even greater assurance of His love. God gave us the joy of Easter morning. When Christ greeted the dawn with His resurrection, victory broke the night of weeping over our sin and death. By Easter morning, we had the promise that He will dry our tears that come from the dark night of weeping. Joy will again fill our hearts no matter how long and how dark the night might be – morning will come – Christ has risen!

Father, help us to dry the tears of nightly weeping by assuring us of the joy of morning in Christ, our Lord. Amen.

August 17, 1977

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