Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Did you wake up this morning weary, worn out, discouraged? Did you feel like crawling back in bed and burying your head under the covers?
Sometimes I think about Ezekiel’s vision of dry bones and that is exactly how my spirit feels—dry, brittle, dead. It is at those times that we most often need to call out to God: “Refresh me, restore me!” And—it is precisely at those times when it is hardest to summon the strength to pray. We need to remember that God walks with us through those dark valleys and leads us to mountaintop experiences of wonder, awe, and joy. Psalm 30:11 assures us “God will turn our mourning into joyful dancing.”
Zephaniah 3:18 tells us that “God will rejoice over you with happy song. . . God will dance with shouts of joy for you as on a day of festival.”
It is my prayer that God’s word to you this morning will inspire you to get up, get dressed, and put on your dancing shoes. May you find “Joy in the Morning.”
Dancing with my God always,