Everyone you meet today, you and I included, are going through one stuff or the other. To some, it’s in their marriages, to others their finances, jobs, health and safety. Nothing that is happening to us today is new before God. We are told in the Bible that Ruth was pushed into her inheritance – an event I call “Deliberate Grace”.
¶Ruth 2:15-16 says, “And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: 16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not”.
This was a turning point in the life of Ruth. It was her day of joy! That was the morning of her life. You may not have seen your best days but ¶Psalm 102:13 says the time to favour you, the set time to favour you has come. ¶Psalm 30:5 says weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. If you are a person of faith, it doesn’t matter how dark your conditions may seem to be right now, you can be rest assured that a brighter day is on the way. Jesus Christ said in ¶Acts 6:21, blessed are they which weep now for they shall laugh. So it doesn’t matter the negative report that is before you, it doesn’t matter what is causing you sleepless night, if you will hold on to the faith you profess, your joy is around the corner. (Amen!)
¶Psalm 84:6, NLT says, When you walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.
It is possible that you are in the midst of a trouble right now, and you are probably saying it will never be over. But, believe me, it will! God has said weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Tomorrow morning you just might be saying I didn’t know it will be this quick. The day you wake up is your morning and today is the morning of your life.
The morning of your joy is here. Refuse to be moved by what you see around you. Refuse to be intimidated by your challenges instead be moved by His Word. Don’t allow any excuse to keep you from trusting God and His Word. You have to know the nature of your adversary before you can be successful. If you do not know the arrow that is directed at you from the devil how can you defend yourself?
Saints, you must not faint in the day of adversary otherwise your strength was weak. The weapons of your warfare are not canal. You can talk yourself into believing in His Word. ¶2 Corinthians 5:7 says “For we walk by faith, not by sight”. If you are expected to walk by faith and not by sight, then you should wake up every day, give voice to your joy in the midst of your circumstances and boldly declare that…
The time to favor me has come!
The morning of my joy has come!
My light has come!
My light has come!
It is time for me to arise and shine!
I will arise and I will shine!
Joy comes to me! (Nehemiah 8:10)
Glory be to God!
Glory be to God!
Brothers and sisters, everything will be alright because today is the morning of your life. In that joy there will be strength to keep on moving and keep on going in the right way. In that joy there will be courage to keep on moving in the right plan day after day after day after day. Stop wasting tonight when there is joy coming tomorrow. There is joy that brings supernatural strength to contend for the future and know with a surety that it will be alright. Everything will turn out and it will turn out alright! Hallelujah.
Today is the day to give voice to your joy. Jerry Savelle said in his book, If Satan Can’t Steal Your Joy:
You may be discouraged; but once you begin to offer a sacrifice of joy, it won’t be a sacrifice anymore. Then it becomes an act of your will. Satan is after your joy – and he doesn’t care what evil tactic he has to use to get it. If you’ve never realized this before, learn now: Satan wants your joy! Why? Very simple. The Word produces joy. If he can get the Word out of your heart, he can stop that flow of joy. Once he gets your joy, he has you and everything you possess. If he can capture your joy, he has defeated you. But Jesus said, Your joy no man taketh from you (¶John 16:22). If no man can take it, then neither can the Devil – unless you allow it. Instead of giving up when Satan tries to spoil your goods and steal from you, you need to give voice to joy.
I know there are ups and downs, turns in the road, different ideas and different plans but joy is coming and that situation will not last. If your sun has set, it will rise again. Darkness always has an expiration date. It will not last forever. “Weeping may endure for a night but JOY is coming!” – ¶Psalms 30:5. This is the morning of your life, it is your morning of joy and you are chosen of the Lord. It’s a new day and a new dawn! A new day of joy is dawning for you. No weapon formed or fashioned against you shall prosper. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.
May you have the right answers at the right time! Whatever that has been draining you for years will dry up and lose their power over you. I see joy coming up for you in the morning, may your dreams move you into greatness, lifting, peace, security and gladness; in Jesus mighty name! Amen.