Darkness has a time limit
Darkness has a time limit.
What do I mean about that?
If we look to how God ordered the day. The sun sets and there is darkness, but each morning the night-sky is broken when the “Son” rises.
Through all of our pain and suffering there is redemption. The trenches of our pain and the rivers of tears will dry up. It may seem like it will never. It may seem that it is impossible to see the sunshine, but remember that the dark has a time limit.
Each day gives us hope that one day we will see the sun rise. We will see the world in color. We will feel the heat on our skin and the birds sing. We will love in the day and not in the night.
There is joy in suffering, but sometimes we just need a little time to wait for the sunrise.
I praise you, LORD, for you raised me up
and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O LORD, my God,
I cried out to you for help and you healed me.
LORD, you brought my soul up from Sheol; you let me live, from going down to the pit.
Sing praise to the LORD, you faithful;
give thanks to his holy memory.
For his anger lasts but a moment;
his favor a lifetime. At dusk weeping comes for the night; but at dawn there is rejoicing.
Complacent, I once said,
“I shall never be shaken.”
LORD, you showed me favor, established for me mountains of virtue.
But when you hid your face I was struck with terror.
To you, LORD, I cried out; with the Lord I pleaded for mercy:
“What gain is there from my lifeblood,
from my going down to the grave?
Does dust give you thanks
or declare your faithfulness?
Hear, O LORD, have mercy on me;
LORD, be my helper.”
You changed my mourning into dancing; you took off my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness.
So that my glory may praise you
and not be silent. O LORD, my God,
forever will I give you thanks.