Have you ever experienced a restless night of no sleep? You know the kind of night where your mind is flooded with thoughts and you are watching the clock hoping you can get some shut eye before the sun comes up.
The other night I was frustrated as I tossed and turned in the bed. I remember thinking that the sun would come up soon and prayed that sleep would happen before it did. In those moments I dreaded the sun. I wanted it to hold off a little while longer so that I could get what I needed to feel refreshed. But later the next day, I thought about how in the darkest moments of life, we usually long for daybreak.
There’s an old classic song from the movie Annie. It says, “the sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun.”
Whether it’s a restless night of no sleep or an uneasy time in our lives, nothing can stop what is destined to happen. We will all experience “dark nights”; times where we are being tossed and turning from place to place hoping to find that which will refresh us. Frustration will set in, and in those times we will question why the nights are so long.
The song goes on to say..”when I’m stuck in a day that’s grey and lonely, I just stick up my chin and grin and say, oh the sun will come out tomorrow, so you gotta hang on ’till tomorrow.”
No matter what you are facing in your midnight hour, a sunrise is bound to happen. And when it does you will learn to appreciate the lessons that night teaches and rest in the shining moment that daylight brings.
Weeping may last through a night but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5 NLT).
By the very nature of the earth’s design, so it is in your life. Darkness can and will not last forever because the SUN ALWAYS COMES UP!