Morning, May 13, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.” — Psalm 30:5

Christian! If you are in a night of trial, think of the morning; cheer up your heart with the thought of the coming of your Lord. Be patient, for

“Lo! He comes with clouds descending.”

Be patient! The Husbandman waits until he reaps his harvest. Be patient; for you know who has said, “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.” If you have never been so miserable as now, remember

“A few more rolling suns, at most,

Will land thee on fair Canaan’s coast.”

Your head may be crowned with thorny troubles now, but it shall wear a starry crown before long; your hand may be filled with cares—it shall sweep the strings of the harp of heaven soon. Your garments may be soiled with dust now; they shall be white in due course. Wait a little longer. Ah! How much below contempt our troubles and trials will seem when we look back upon them! Looking at them here in the point of view, they seem immense; but when we get to heaven we shall then

“With transporting joys recount,

The labours of our feet.”

Our trials will then seem momentary, light afflictions. Let us go on boldly; if the night is never so dark, the morning comes, which is more than they can say who are shut up in the darkness of hell. Do you know what it is therefore to live in the future—to live in expectation—before going to heaven? Be happy, believer, to have so sure, so comforting a hope. It may be all dark now, but it will soon be light; it may be all trial now, but it will soon be all happiness. What matters though if “weeping may last for a night,” when “a shout of joy comes in the morning?”