Saturday, August 30, 2008

Spiritual Sunday

A special time to share a devotion or inspirational post is being hosted over at Spiritual Sundays. This is a wonderful opportunity to share and receive blessings and to prepare our hearts for worship on Sunday.

As I was pondering what to share, I reflected over our week. My youngest son entered 2nd grade two weeks ago. Usually he adjusts quickly and easily to new things and his previous school years have went beautifully. This year though, we are a bit stuck. He has cried every day - for two whole weeks. I have examined each issue and all the main points are fine, he likes his teacher, class, school, no one is bothering him etc. I think he really just misses me. So each morning, he cries and I walk him in, get him settled and turn around (with my heart breaking) and walk out. He always gets better through the day and is fine by lunchtime. I keep thinking that once we get over this hump, the school year will go much smoother. So the verse I chose for today is found in Psalms 30:5 "His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning".

Each of us has had nights of sleeplessness where we just waited for the dawn. We have all been in troubled spots where we could do nothing but wait for daylight to break through the dark of our problems. This verse gives assurance that even though there will be dark times, hard times, times where we are crippled and walking in darkness, through the Lord and with His help, there will be a dawn, a morning where the sun breaks through in our life and in our hearts and joy breaks forth. Always hold on, because joy comes in the morning.

Be blessed and look for the dawn!


  1. I know how you feel. Our children never get too old that we do not worry about them. This is a wonderful scripture you shared to illustrate how joy comes in the morning. That is so true. Thank you for sharing on Spiritual Sundays.

  2. What a precious post. Our daughter and son are adults now but I still remember their first days of school. Our daughter was first to go. I still remember seeing her big eyes looking out the bus window as it drove away. I would walk out of my office to meet my son each day after school. He would stop for just a minute but then he was headed toward our home waving a paper in his hand and looking for his mother. I remember how glad I was that she was there to greet him. Thanks for your reminder of the joy that comes to us from God.

  3. We are so blessed that we have the Lord with us during those sleepless
    nights. I could not even imagine going through these trials without him.Thank-you so much for this scripture today.

  4. Love this verse! I pray the school year gets easier for your son.

    Enjoy the long holiday weekend!

  5. Thanks for sharing this beautiful text and about your son. May the Lord help you both during this phase of his school life.

  6. How precious, it's hard when your child is hurting or sad. Wonderful verse, I'll keep looking for the dawn.

    Have a Blessed Sonday!
    Kathi :)

  7. Blessings Joyfull, What a great verse for encouragement! We need this for whatever may be our recall that a little light of the Son will restore the JOY in our mourning or situation! Jesus is our strength!

    May each day be a little less traumatic for your 2nd grader!
    Since every thing checks out ok, it just is an adjustment to be made!
    Stay strong and may your heart never forget the love of a mother!

  8. What a great scripture. Joy does come in the morning-no matter how long the darkness last we know God will bring joy our of our circumstance. thanks so musch for sharing.

  9. I have an 8-year old who is entering 3rd grade today. He has always adapted easily to things. When I took his older brother to test for Kindergarten, it was an entirely different story. For the first time in his life, he clung to me, frozen and silent. We didn't even test that day. We just agreed to wait a year.

    The following year, my oldest son approached testing and Kindergarten without even looking back at me. I was waving to his backside!

    This is a wonderful illustration and a great Scripture reference. Thanks for sharing!



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