Joy Comes in the Morning

Our country – the whole world, has been entwined in a crisis like none we’ve ever seen before. Since Covid-19, our whole way of life has changed. Who’d have ever thought that our normal everyday lives would stop and social distancing, masks, and gloves would become our way of life?

Under the State of Emergency, the hustle and bustle of everyday lives were brought to a screeching halt and replaced with “Shelter in Place” orders. The simple act of grocery shopping becomes a scavenger hunt. I had heard stories as a child about life during WWII, with all the shortages and rationing, but this experience had been a first for me.

It’s been a quieter time, and my hope is that we’ve listened more and grown closer to the Lord through all of this. Let’s not let all the “noise” creep back into our lives.

Just as we’re starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel with the Covid 19, we’ve been hit with yet another crisis attacking our nation.

We all watched in horror at the arrest and brutal killing of George Floyd. We were sickened by it and our prayers go out to his family. The tragedy has sparked protests, and our nation is gripped by riots and downright terrorism. The “civil unrest” that is occurring has not been seen since 1968. It’s hard to watch all the destruction. The devastation to property and innocent people’s lives is unfathomable.

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning”. Psalm 30:5

This is a promise God has given us, and God’s promises are true. Joy WILL come in the morning.
God doesn’t mean that the morning is necessarily tomorrow, but it WILL come. God’s timeline is often different than ours, but the weeping WILL turn to Joy.

We live in a fallen world and, because of that, there is evil all around us. BUT – faith overcomes the world!

Whether we’re dealing with Covid 19 and all that it entails, or the violent rioting, burning and pillaging that has gripped our nation, God has promised us that “joy comes in the morning”. Even though it may not feel like it right now, God has promised that it WILL come. We must hold tight to that promise and keep praying – for our family, our friends, and for America!

I hope you enjoyed reading this article.
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About Gail Pinder

I was born in New Jersey and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. I have lived in many places – Texas, Arkansas, Delaware and finally Michigan. Several years ago, I met a wonderful man – a Vietnam Navy vet who shares my love of God and Country! We have been happily married for more than 18 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four wonderful grandchildren. Emery and I both have Multiple Sclerosis. He is now in a powerchair and I am his caregiver. Life is somewhat challenging, but we do the best we can. We tell everyone that “We have MS, but it doesn’t have us!” I have always loved to write and my dream was to becoming a “writer”. PICC gave me a window to my dream and an opportunity to share my thoughts with others. Our faith is strong and I don’t know where we would be without it. We are determined to spread a little sunshine in a darkened world.