Weeping for a night–but joy in the morning!

(Charles Spurgeon)

“Weeping may endure for a night–but joy comes in the morning!” Psalm 30:5

Christian! If you are in a night of trial, then think of the morrow. Cheer up your heart with the thought of the coming of your Lord. Be patient, for “Lo! He comes with clouds!” Be patient, for you know who has said, “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with Me!” Revelation 22:12

If you are ever so wretched now remember, “A few more rolling suns at most, will land you on fair Canaan’s coast!”
Your head may be crowned with thorny troubles now–but it shall wear a sparkling crown before long.
Your hand may be filled with cares–but it shall sweep the strings of the harp of Heaven soon.
Your garments may be soiled with dust now–but they shall be snow-white by-and-by.
Wait a little longer. 

Ah! how despicable our troubles and trials will seem–when we look back upon them from Heaven! Looking at them here, they seem immense; but when we get to Heaven we shall then recount our earthly afflictions as but a flea-bite. Our earthly trials will then seem as light and momentary afflictions. Let us go on boldly; if the night is ever so dark–the morning surely comes! This is more than they can say, who are shut up in the agonies of Hell. Do you know what it is thus to live on the future–to live on expectation–to anticipate Heaven? Happy believer, to have so sure, so comforting a hope.

It may be all dark now–but it will soon be all light.
It may be all trial now–but it will soon be all happiness.

What does it matter, though weeping may endure for a night–when joy comes in the morning!

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal!” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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