Thursday, February 14, 2013

Joy in the Morning

Ever had a dark night? I don’t mean one when there is no moon or the power’s off in the house. A dark night is when the soul is oppressed. It’s a time when all the lights are on and you feel a blackness gnawing away at your faith.

Supermassive black hole

Things left undone, issues unresolved, problems still on the burner, life tied in knots. Like waiting for your turn in the ER or sitting with a grieving friend or holding a sick baby, it’s a helpless feeling where you realize you have no control but have to stay through till morning.

Darkness, the shadow of despair, casts a heaviness over us that competes with our thoughts and hopes. We doubt what we once knew to be true and start believing things we never even thought about before.

One man wrote: never doubt in the darkness what God has revealed in the light. Truth remains true whether I can see its effect or not. A promise remains a promise. God remains God.

When darkness settles over you realize it’s only for the night. Joy comes in the morning.

Question: How much longer until daybreak?

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