Daily Reflections

Joy in the Morning

July 25, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Savior and my God. —Psalm 43:5

The writer of Psalms 42–43 had already seen that God’s supply was sufficient to meet his need, and now he anticipated God’s deliver- ance. He knew the day was coming—although he didn’t know how long it would be—when God would intervene in his struggle, in his “night.” In the meantime, he chose to put his hope in God.

Your “night” may not be just one eight-hour night; it may be an eight-month night or an eight-year night or years of darkness. But the Psalmist says, “Weeping may stay overnight, but there is joy in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).

You say, “Oh God, let it be morning!” That’s all right to say, but keep hoping in God until it is, and know that in God’s time and in God’s way, the morning—and the joy—will come.

It’s not the presence or absence of the storm that determines my joy level. It’s the presence of God. He is my exceeding joy, so I will be joyful in Him.

Make it Personal

How would you measure your current joy level? How does the knowledge of God’s presence influence that?