“Though I may spend the night weeping, there is joy in the morning… You turned my lament into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, so that I can sing to You and not be silent. Lord, my God, I will praise you forever.” Psalm 30:5, 11-12
Our lives hear on Earth are frequently filled with heartache, hardship, and disappointment. We’ve all heard the old saying that “nothing in life is easy,” and there is quite a bit of truth to that statement. For every victory we win, or every high point we experience in life, there will be moments when we feel completely defeated by the world. At times, it seems as though we have no hope and no reason to go on.
David, who wrote the words from this psalm, knew this better than anyone. He was the boy that slayed the giant, Goliath. He was the man that would go on to be the greatest king in the entire history of Israel, but he was also a man who had suffered many setbacks and defeats. He spent several years of his life hiding in caves because his enemies wanted to kill him. He struggled with sin and lust just like any other human being, and his fleshly desires caused him to commit very grievous sins. Yet, even at his lowest point, David knew he could still count on God. David’s faith was planted firmly in God, and no matter what the circumstance was, David would praise God.
No matter how bad today may seem and no matter how many tears you may shed tonight, tomorrow is a new day that has been given to you by God. He, in His infinite love and mercy, will see us through our deepest and darkest trials. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and we must praise God for it. If it were not for God, there would be no reason to go on, there would be no hope, and there would be no joy in the morning. But God is with us! He reigns supreme over the entire universe, with Christ at His right hand. And we can rejoice because of this! Our tears will be turned to singing, and our heartache to gladness! The trials of this day will soon end and we will find renewed hope and joy with the rising sun. And we, like David, should offer our highest praise to God for the hope and joy He gives us. We must not be silent. We must not take His blessings for granted. We must sing loudly and joyously to the Lord who sustains us and renews us. Let us begin praising Him forever now!