Many of us have cried or will cry through the night at some point in our life. David, the great warrior king, experienced moments when he cried through the night. At times, he cried because of God’s judgment and at other times, he cried because of God’s purpose for his life. We have all experienced or will experience a moment of brokenness and despair at some point in our life.
David was a fierce warrior who took no prisoners, but he was also tender towards God. He was a worshiper, a musician, a singer and a man who pursued God. This great man penned the following words for us: “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Psalms 30:5b NLT)
According to David, we may cry all night, but joy or happiness comes with the morning. However, if it were possible to have a conversation with David, I would ask him this question, when does weeping stop? In addition, at what moment does the crying stop, and when does joy begin? I ask the question because of the definition of the word night. Night is the period of darkness between sunset and sunrise. Midnight is the transition point when night ends and morning begins. While midnight is the start of the day, it is still dark at midnight. The word “midnight” is sometimes interpreted incorrectly. Midnight is written as “12am” which would imply that it is the morning. Therefore, it should be the start of the day. On the other hand, both Dictionary.com and the Oxford Dictionary define it as “twelve o’clock at night”. Therefore, the better definition of midnight is the time when night ends and the day begins, or when night turns into morning.
If my assumptions are correct, then midnight is the transition point between night and morning. On the other hand, as David asserts, it is the transition from weeping to joy. Here is my revelation of the text: midnight will only last for sixty seconds. Sixty seconds may not seem like much, but God does not need much time to turn your situation. With God sixty seconds is an eternity, because to God time is irrelevant. “But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.” (2 Peter 3:8)
Let us look at what David is saying when he writes “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” He is telling us that our current adversity or disaster will not last forever. Hold on! Your transition is about to happen, your night of weeping is about to transition into joy, and it will only take sixty seconds for this to happen. All God needs is sixty seconds to transform your sadness into joy; your lack into abundance; your sickness into healing; your pain into relief; your past into your future; your insanity into sanity.
Beloved, it will take you more than sixty seconds to read this article. However, I want you to know that while you are reading God is turning your weeping into joy!
Get ready, your midnight is about to meet your morning!
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