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.