Though the sorrow may last for the night:
The joy comes in the morning.
These are not just some nice song lyrics, they are a promise. Not just the second line, but the first as well!
When we look around us, it might seem as if some people get of lightly in the sorrow department, but the truth is, at some point we will all face sorrows. For a while life may run smoothly but then we come face to face with trials again. And those trials can be immense.
Sometimes it can feel as if we are absolutely drowning in it. As if whenever we breathe, all we are taking in is more pain. It can be overwhelming. It can be disorienting. We don’t know which way to swim, just to catch a breath. The sorrow surrounds us and is in us and sometimes it even feels as though it even is us.
But, however great that sorrow may be, it will not lost forever. It is just a valley, and one day you will reach the mountaintop again.
But even in pain and suffering. God is there. Just as at night the stars, though but tiny pinpricks, bleed light into the darkness. God can bring hope even into the bleakest of situations. He knows what you are going through. He understands your pain and he is there with you in it.
Yes the pain and suffering may never make sense, but we can take comfort in the knowledge that God really does know how we are feeling.
And after that night, joy will come again, just as the night becomes dawn. It may be a period of darkness that lasts longer than a night. It may be a night that lasts years, but it will come to and end. You will know joy again. A joy that make not make sense to those around you, because it can only come from God. And you don’t have to feel guilty when you do.
No matter what you have been through, you are allowed to feel that joy again. You do not need to hold onto the pain forever. You can breathe again.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)