SHALL BE ENDED!

"For the Lord will be your everlasting light and the days of your mourning shall be ended" (Isaiah 60:20).

Once the sun rises, the darkness which surrounded the world until that time will get removed. In the same way, when God rises like a sun of judgment He will stay as an eternal light for you. Your mourning shall come to an end.

When sorrow comes, it is accompanied by several other factors like financial shortfalls, mental stress etc. Certain sorrows make a person even to forget his food. It also brings tears. When a person laughs, there are many to join him. But when one cries, no one comes to share his sorrows.

There is one who looks at your sorrows. There is one who wipes your tears. There is one who comforts like a mother. It is none but Jesus Christ. He said, "Your sorrow will be turned into joy" (John 16:20) and He also said, "In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). He is your eternal sun.

The Scripture says, "A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance" (Ecclesiastes 3:4). If there is time to cry and lament, there must also be a time to laugh and dance.

The sorrow of not having a child would have troubled Hannah for years. The other wife of her husband had a child and her relatives too had children. Even those who got married at the time of her marriage might have children. In the presence of God who turns tears into joy, she poured out the sorrow of her heart (I Samuel 1:15). After that, she never wore a sad face. God wiped her tears bringing light into her life. He turned her tears into joy and He will do the same thing also in your life.

When the snares of death confronted King Hezekiah, he pleaded to God weeping bitterly (Isaiah 38:2, 3). God replied to him saying, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years” (Isaiah 38:5).

Both Martha and Mary wept bitterly when their only brother Lazarus died. Martha said, "Lord if you had been here, my brother would not have died" (John 11:21). How happy and joyful Martha and Mary were when Jesus made Lazarus to rise alive! Dear children of God, He who turned their tears into joy will do the same thing also in your life. Do not worry.

To meditate: "Delight yourself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm, 37:4).