From Weeping to Rejoicing

Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning…You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. (Psalm 30:5, 11-12 NIV)

Sackloth: the clothes of mourners in the ancient Near East. Today, most of us wear black during a time of grief. And while some choose to wear it longer than others, one thing is certain – it eventually has to come off. I love how the Psalmist attributes the removal of sackloth to God, “You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,” he says to Him. Because restoring life and joy is something only He can do, it’s who He is. He turns our night of weeping, into a morning of rejoicing. With Him in our lives, we can find healing and joy again; we don’t stay in the pits for a long time. And for that, I’m thankful to Him forever. No matter what dark times you may find yourself in today, know that the Son will shine and you will learn to laugh again.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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