Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
If you add up the negative things in your past, at times the negative is much heavier than the positive. It’s easy to look back at an illness, a loss, or a setback and get discouraged, lose your passion. The problem is, you’re only looking at your history of negative things. What you can’t see is what God has in your future. He wouldn’t allow the difficulty if it was going to leave you in a deficit. There are things in your future that God has ordained for you - promotion, healing, divine connections. The joy that is coming is going to far outweigh the disappointment, the pain, the loss.
You can’t become all you were created to be without opposition, people who do you wrong, times when it looks like you’re done. The way to endure is to keep reminding yourself that what God has in your future is not just going to make up for what you’ve been through, but He’s going to bring you out more fulfilled, more rewarded than you’ve ever been.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that in times when the negatives are much heavier than the positives, I can know that it’s only for a night, for a chapter of my history. Thank You for Your promise of joy that is coming. I believe that You will always bring me through better than ever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.