When we wake up each morning, we should wake up with joy. Does that mean we should wake with the excitement of a brand new day and having a brand new start? Sounds good, right? Unfortunately we live in a real world and it doesn't always quite work that way. Yes we can awake with joy, however some people can start their day upbeat, excited and ready to tackle the world, while others wake up with a low feeling. The struggles of life has gotten to them and they may feel burden down and broken, which makes it a little difficult to jump start the day. Sometimes the night may be long and dragged out and you could wake up feeling exhausted because you didn't get any sleep. In Psalms 30:5B we read Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. This joy the Psalmist is referring to is not happiness, he's referring to the joy of the Lord. Does that mean that after we toss and turn and cry all night that we wake up joyful? Yes because Joy is internal and has nothing to do with our emotional state. Joy is a state of mind. I believe the writer of that Psalms wants to assure us that after all the struggle, all the pain, all the sleepless night, there will be joy. Even in the midst of a trial joy is bound to follow. Trouble does not last always. We do eventually rise to the top and we receive the joy of the Lord as we focus on Him. God intends for us to have joy everyday of our lives, even on those low days, we should experience joy because joy is internal. Joy only comes from God. The next time you're in a low state, know that you can rise above the circumstance and tap into the joy that's already within you.
Enjoy this song, an old favorite