“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning“– Psalm 30:5
For nearly 50 years I have been saying, “for the Christian, the best is always yet to come”. I have repeated that more than a thousand times–and for good reason. You are not going to get out of this world without troubles, trials, and tears– that’s life. But, for God’s children there is a better day a coming! The former things shall pass away and all things shall be made new. And, in order to deal with these present difficulties it is crucial that we live in the light of this fact. The following words from the Baptist Bible Hour expresses this well.
“Weeping does indeed endure. In fact, the night of weeping can sometimes appear to be endless. When sorrow comes over us in waves, when disappointments follow hard on the heels of each other, when physical pain wracks our body — the night stretches on and on.
But here is the great consolation of Scripture. Joy is coming! It may seem to linger, but it is irresistibly moving toward you and will reach you with the darkness-shattering power of the dawn. No matter how severe the shadows, no matter how stormy the darkness, once the dawn comes the night is easily and quickly forgotten. No darkness is so great that the coming of the Son does not drive it away.
For the Christian, the best is always yet to come. Is the energy and beauty of youth behind you? The best is yet to come. Has health and strength left you? The best is yet to come. Have you lost a loved one to that old enemy Death? The best is yet to come.
Weeping may endure; there are sorrows that simply cannot be faced without tears. But joy is coming…dawn is approaching…the best is yet to come.”