Summary: No matter the present situation you're in, light will surely prevail over darkness. Joy will come in the morning.
NO NIGHT IN THE CITY
"God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day." Genesis 1:5.
God not only creates the brightness of day, He also creates the darkness of night. So whatever appears like a night today is just before the break of dawn. Don’t give up and don’t give in. Morning is approaching.
"Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous." Psalm 112:4. Light will surely prevail over darkness.
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5.
The night is the period of darkness between evening and morning. It is a time of rest or ending from daily activities. The night is the end of a day and the dawn of a new one. It is a time of darkness before daybreak.
What then is the night season? It is a time of weeping and sorrow. The night season is a time of fear and insecurity. It is a dark place to be. The night season is a time of trials, affliction and rejection. It is a time before a breakthrough. The night season is a time of disappointment, frustration and depression. It is a time you feel like giving up. The night season is a time we question the reality of the promises and presence of God in our situation. It is a time of anxiety. The night season is a time of hopelessness and confusion.
Beloved, just because you’re a godly person, doesn’t mean you’re not going to have a night season. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve done anything wrong or messed up in your Christian walk. Perhaps you're in the midst of a raging storm or fire, but God's saying you will not be defeated. God's with you and He will help you.
"I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons." Psalm 16:7. These will be seasons filled with tears and despair. Yet they will not last! The season shall surely come to pass.
Life is in seasons! We all go through the seasons of life. Ecclesiastes 3:1. Are you going through a difficult season? You can choose to be happy regardless of what is going on. Life is made up of valleys and mountains! The mountaintop is a beautiful scene but to get there you will have to pass through valleys! In the valleys you will have many trials: many will misunderstand you; some will criticize you, talk evil about you, and judge you unfairly. But, the valley is just a transit point! Whatever situation you might be going through right is nothing but a transition. It shall pass because its season will end and a better season will start. Whether it be in your marriage, business, ministry, finances or career. God is with you, even in the darkest nights of your life.
"23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. 24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed." Acts 16:23-26.
Life may not have turned out the way you’ve planned, but you can still be thankful. The night season should not be a time for us to murmur, complain or be bitter with God. Place your life in His hands. Refuse to be discouraged. Keep singing hymns, praising and worshipping God, even in your night hour. 1 Thessalonians 5:18. We rejoice not because our circumstances are perfect! We praise God because we know that in all things He works for the good of those who love Him. Romans 8:28. We sing hymns because He is worthy of all glory, honor, and praise. Avoid murmuring and complaining. Psalm 42:5. This season shall pass! The night will soon be over! It may be the darkest you've ever seen, but you can't give up. God's working behind the scenes! He sees what you’re going through, you’re about to see light in your darkest nights. Joy is coming in the morning. Pray fervently during the night seasons. Have faith in God and patiently wait for Him. Meditate on the Scriptures. Hold on! You may not be aware of it, but 'Surely the LORD is in this place'. Genesis 28:16.