Sorrow is a part of life. It’s an unwanted part but, it is part of life. Every day can’t be a holiday or a birthday. There are days that are sad days.
Sometimes those sad days are a result of grief over the lost of a loved one. Sometimes, they are a part of being hurt though something someone said or did to us. Sometimes, they are a result of a mistake we have made. Regardless of what causes it, sorry and sadness are part of life.
So how do we handle them? We handle it the only way a Christian can; and that’s through faith in the Lord. God didn’t promise us that we would not face adversity. God didn’t promise us we wouldn’t walk through valleys. But God does promise us to walk with us through these trials.
The Psalmist said “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).
Joy comes in the morning… think about that. The Psalmist is acknowledging that we will face hard times. We will face adversity but, he is also promising us that the Father will walk with us.
Several months ago, I called a Minister that I had been friends with for years. This Minister’s son had died. I was shocked and hurt for my friend. Then, my Minister friend said, “But the Shepherd walks with us through the trials.”
On hundreds of occasions, my friend had spoken words of comfort to others who were facing hard times. Now, he was the one facing the adversity.
He knew that weeping may last through the night but, if you know the Lord, joy does come in the morning.
“God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.”
“Weeping may last for the night but, joy comes in the morning…”