Sorrow and heartache may make for a long night, but Joy is coming in the morning! Whether you’re going through a hard time right now, or maybe that hard time is not going away as fast as you would like, know this, it is temporary.
Fully knowing and grasping that our sorrow is temporary compared to what is in store for us in Heaven bring us joy. Let us remember that Jesus has conquered sin, death and the grave. He has risen in victory and His word is final. He has the last say. Joy is coming in the morning! Mourning will turn into dancing as you cling to Jesus.
Joy Is Coming In The Morning
What does this phrase mean? It’s coming from the verse Psalm 30:5, where David says “weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
Christianity Today says, “David faced many struggles in his life, from years spent on the run from King Saul to his great sin with Bathsheba and the death of their firstborn, and in this Psalm, we don’t know which ruin David is referring to.
But as David writes in 30:1-2, God lifted him “out of the depths” and healed him, and for that great blessing, David celebrates.
Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning (Psalm 30:4-5).
What he’s meaning here is that while difficulty (and darkness) does occur for a season, we can take comfort in the knowledge that this season will pass, and light will return.”
Bible Verse About Joy Is Coming In The Morning
It’s found in Psalm 30:5. That last sentence in this verse really bring my heart peace in the storms of life. Life is hard, very hard at times. And yet, God promises over and over again that He is our peace and joy through it all. He walks with us. He is our provider and comforter.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.Psalm 30:5
“The word used here for joy is the Hebrew word rinnah. It means “ringing cry of entreaty, supplication” or “ringing cry in proclamation, joy, praise.” Can you feel the tension in this word? It’s both a cry of prayer and a praise. It’s a powerful word, a powerful concept. It shows that joy is found not after pain, not after everything is made right but in the midst of it. The only way this is possible is because of the work of the Lord. He is the only one who can enter our pain and fill us with joy.” – Bible Study Tools
Hard times are a part of life and are actually promised in the Bible. Just because we choose to become Christians or followers of Christ doesn’t mean a magic wand is twirled around us taking life’s hardships away.
The good news is we are promised that in those hard times Jesus goes with us. The Holy Spirit is sent to comfort us. Jesus prays for us. We are not alone in the hardships.
And then there is joy! Biblical joy is both a promise and something we must work at.
How are you cultivating joy in your life?
Joy Verses In The Bible
I put together a huge list of 30 Bible verses on joy for us to read, write and pray over for 30 days. Use this list and the Finding Joy journal to help you have a better understanding of Biblical joy and intentionally cultivate joy in your everyday life.
Joy is coming in the morning!
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What Does Joy Comes In The Morning Mean
The book of Psalm is a great book to read over and look at David’s prayers. Notice how he pours out his heartache, pain, sorrow and grief to God? Then what does he immediately do next? He preaches to his heart what his head already knows. He encourages himself in the Lord!
David remembers 2 important truths. The first is that God had successfully delivered him from hard times in the past and could be counted on to do so again; and the second is that difficulties don’t last—they are temporary.
“Occasionally weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have.”
Joy is coming in the morning means that it may be hard right now, your pillow may be covered in tears right now, your heart may be broken right now but joy is coming. The sorrow will end eventually. God will comfort you. Joy is coming!
Why Seek Joy
Our salvation is one main reason! Our names our written in the book of life! That is something to clap and shout about. We have the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us. Jesus prays for us. God walks with us and showers us with his love, grace and mercy. Those are things worthy of our joy! We should be rejoicing everyday that our sins our forgiven and we get to be with God in heaven for eternity.
Another reason we should pursue joy in our lives is because it is part of the fruit of the Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23
Having joy is a choice and gift from God. We choose whether to value God’s presence, promises, and work in our lives. We chose to cling to him and his promises on the hard days. When we submit to the Holy Spirit, He opens our eyes to God’s grace around us and fills us with true joy (Read Romans 15:13). This Joy is not to be found in sin or the world; it is only fellowship with God that can make our joy truly complete (Read 1 John 1:4).
How Do We Get Joy From God
One of the keys to finding joy is to recognize God’s hand in your life, even during challenging moments. We don’t have sit and wait for for joy to just fall into our laps. We should be intentional and pursue God’s joy in our lives.
8 Ways To Get Joy From God:
- Count the small blessings God gives you daily
- Slow down and be mindful of what’s around you
- Cultivate joy in your life
- Learn to wait well
- Give to others
- Write out Scripture on Joy
- Accept God’s gift of Joy and walk in it everyday
- Cling to God on the good days and bad days
During the worst years of my life, divorce due to an unfaithful spouse, I lost my sense of joy. I had prayed and fasted and walked on eggshells in hopes for restoration and a healthy, God honoring marriage. That never came. I lost my joy trying to save that marriage. But God! He met me in that place of pain and has been working with me, hand in hand, on the healing process.
God restores our joy! While it is hard work to heal and grow it is well worth the effort. My laughter came back, my overall joy came back. God put the right people in my life to love me, teach me and be a source of encouragement along the way. While there are still hard days as a single mom, God has been with me every step of the way.
There has been joy in healing and growing. I enrolled in school. I am a trained professional life coach, mental health coach and taking classes to get my Biblical counseling certificate from Light University. I’m also in the Give Her Wings Academy certificate program.
And I enjoy sharing what I learn and helping other Christian women along the way.