I’m not sure how my words will find you when you read them, but I pray that they find you well and bring you hope and perspective.
Weeping has made itself known in your life. In fact, it has been present for some time now. While others moved on in joy and peace, you have been finding yourself in a place of grief. So many sing songs of laughter as they dance to the lyrics of joy and harmony; but you have found your songs to be sorrowful, and the rhythm of its lyrics sound more like the blues.
I would like to, for a moment, speak words of comfort, and it is my prayer that the correspondence of my heart will bring you hope. For, Dear Reader, I truly believe in the words that the Psalmist David wrote. He states to us in Psalm 30:5b that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (KJV).
It is often in the darkness of night that one’s eyes may be filled with tears. Hope fades as the sun sets, and your strength and peace does, too. But, Dear Reader and beloved, I would like to encourage you to hold onto the substance of this Psalm, for it truly may be dark right now, but the sun will shine again. Hold onto the promises of God, and don’t lose hope. For weeping may endure for a night, but joy will come in the morning light!
Dear Reader, may the joy of the Lord be your strength, and may He continue to keep you throughout your night. Trust God even in the most difficult places, because He will see to it that you make it to the destination of His promises. I want you to know that you are not alone, and it is my prayer that this column will make you feel as though you have a place to belong and somewhere to call home.
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P.S., Yours Truly,
The Writer, Seneca Howard
About Seneca Howard
Seneca Howard is a pastor, author, mentor, and motivational speaker who inspires the lives of others through crisis ministry, counsel, and personal development.