Joy Comes in the Morning Glory

morning-glory“Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” — Psalm 30:5b (ESV)

This week I cried with a friend over the phone. She’s been hit hard by trial after trial. I also prayed with another friend as we acknowledged problems neither of us could solve and asked our Might Warrior to fight on our behalf.

In times of darkness, joy is as unexpected and fragile as this late-season Morning Glory that bloomed on my front porch today.

Yet joy does arrive. In small graces, in kind words, in powerful reminders. We are still in the hard part of the story where the conflict builds, danger looms, everything seems uncertain.

We know there will be a joyful ending one day…a full resolution and dream come true time.

But God doesn’t make us wait until that time.

As fall weather nears, this fragile flower hangs on to a bit of summer color, making me smile.

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Whatever dark night of the soul you are facing, I pray you will continue to hope for the morning of joy to come. BUT I also pray Jesus will remind you of His love with little surprising joys along the way.

Has something stirred your joy this week? Please share it in the comments!

Blessings,

Sharon Hinck

 

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3 thoughts on “Joy Comes in the Morning Glory

  1. I forwarded this to my very dear friend Jill. Last week one of her brothers passed away and it has been so very hard on the whole family. She has a strong faith but words of encouragement but any source is what she needs. Thank you Sharon.
    Blessings,
    Kathy

  2. Has something stirred your joy this week??? Please share it in the comments!
    Whatever dark night of the soul you are facing, I pray you will continue to hope for the morning of joy to come. BUT I also pray Jesus will remind you of His love with little surprising joys along the way.
    Hi Sharon, Thank you for that last sentence, and I will answer your question, as I continue in my journey of the ” dark night of the soul” you called it. I have been sorrowing over the way the country has been going for a long time, one that allows killing of our unborn children, and saying, against God’s holy word that homosexuality is o.k. So I did receive a surprising joy for my sorrow when, by our recent election, we will be held to a higher degree of morality in our country. No candidate is perfect, or person i know, and know this is a “sore” subject. But I just found your website after looking “you” up from reading a devotional you wrote in “Mornings with Jesus”. It was so refreshing! I said I have to see if she has more writings and to my delight, and joy, you do!
    You see it’s extremely hard to have ” two” daughters that you raised “in the ways of the Lord’ to now follow homosexuality in their lives for approx. 10 years. So you’re devotional saying you hope we receive “surprising joys” on our journey thru the ” dark night” was one I wanted to share, as it encouraged me, that morals “are still important” and gave me hope. I look so forward to reading more of your work! Thank you and God bless you.

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