You may have heard the expression “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Many people are faced with uncomfortable situations in life. It could be from a relationship that has gone sour, disappointment in your child’s behavior, or a job you wished you had never taken. Whatever the case might be, you hope to find a solution.

If you are struggling, take a mental inventory of the things you’ve tried and ask yourself this question. Why can I not find comfort in my uncomfortable situation?  The answer could be that you are depending solely on your own knowledge and ability to see your way through or you might be looking for comfort in all the wrong places.

Whatever the case is, know that there is a higher power that is not of our own that can make you comfortable in some of life’s most challenging situations. It can give you peace when you are stressed to your limit. This power can bring you through situations you think you cannot survive, or you feel like you will be trapped in for the rest of your life.

If you have not already experienced a strong loss or been greatly disappointed by someone or something, before your life is over, you will and it will give you many sleepless nights. Your loved ones will suffer from it as will most likely your job. Being uncomfortable with some things in life will actually help you to appreciate the things you have. As the famous saying goes, “it’s the taste of failure that makes success so sweet.”

You and I live not knowing what tomorrow holds; however, knowing that a power greater than our own holds the future can be a great comfort. This power will be available when everyone else has failed you. So be assured that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” However long the night will be, morning will come – and with it joy can follow.

It is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So, never give up! Never give up! Never give up!

Chaplain Walter Ghosten

By Chaplain Ghosten

chaplain@lhp.net

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