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What Came After the Darkest of Nights?

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What do I think about when I read the scripture in Psalm 30:5 that says, “Joy Comes in the Morning?” 

I think of the darkest of nights.

pack of wolves dark night

A couple of years back, I was in one of the darkest seasons of my life. It was one of those "dark night of the soul" seasons - one that was pitch black and there didn’t seem to be any light streaming into my soul - none at all seeping into my life - no light illuminating my pathway - all seemed a dull grey, lacking, chaotic, full of sadness, deep grief, disbelief, disillusionment, lacking hope . .  my sunshine had been taken away by bloodthirsty robbers out for revenge.

Marked by betrayal. People stepped out of my life who never should have. False accusations. Lots of ugliness.

I remember one night having the darkest of dreams - it was a pitch black night that I never thought would pass. Just pure torture where overwhelming anxiety, fear and dread set in.

In my dream, I was being chased by ghoulish wolves that were growling and snapping their strong jaws filled with razor-sharp fangs. Then I walking on a plank over the fires of hell with arms reaching above the plank from down below trying to pull me down. 

I heard my spirit cry out - a voice came from my innermost being and it yelled  - “He that is in me is greater than he that is the world!” (quoting scripture, 1 John 4:4).

Just then - I saw a hand coming down from heaven - piercing through the dark night and I knew it was the hand of God - Jesus himself who extended His hand through the blackest of nights and he said to me, “Will you take my hand and choose life?” 

I said, “Yes!” and eagerly grasped his hand and held it tight. The wolves and terror dissipated instantaneously.

I instantly woke up and it was morning time. The sunshine and light were streaming through the curtains. The birds were chirping and the warmth enveloped me. I felt so loved at that moment. Anxiety was gone. Fear had fled. The specter in the corner of my room had vanished.

I have never been so JOYOUS!! I immediately thanked God and started singing praise and worship music. I knew that everything had changed. 

Psalm 30:5, “Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy comes in the Morning.” 

Even though my circumstances had not changed - my perspective on them did. My heart and soul had been encouraged and strengthened. I knew that with Jesus - everything would work out. I would be OK. I would survive this trial and even thrive. Matthew 19:26 says, “With God, all things are possible!”

I immediately turned on my laptop and started watching Sunday sermons online. 

For it was Sunday! 

Phil Wickham sings a good song that reminds us not to lose hope in the night because Sunday is Coming. 

Your story doesn't end in the night. The night is temporary. For JOY comes in the Morning! 

It says in Nehemiah 8:10 - “The JOY of the Lord is your strength.” And He is always in a good mood. Tap into His joy and discover true strength despite life's circumstances; He has made a way for you to overcome and thrive. You are an Overcomer with Christ! .

Check out our line of clothing and statement wear called “Joy Comes in the Morning and when one of those dark nights of the soul tries to encroach upon you; put on your Joy comes in the Morning” statement wear and remind yourself that this too shall pass and Sunday is coming!

What happened after that . . . well, the rest is still being written, but I will say that I am Thriving! Thank you Jesus!

  • written by Denee Burns, CEO

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