Morning Always Comes {and LINKY}

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I think way too much. Like many, I overthink, analyzing a problem from 70 different angles, determined to anticipate, and prepare for, any outcome.

I have learned through the years that this is an impossible endeavor.

In spite of all my examining and planning, I never seem to be able to adequately prepare for the unknown.

Try as I might, I am not omniscient.

I am not God.

In my flesh, I find this reality terribly frightening. Like Eve, I desire the ability to know and understand as He does. I long be ‘like God’, knowing good and evil, competent to lead and direct my life because I have all the facts.

But, this desire, fueled by pride and self-reliance, is utterly futile.

Facing the stark reality that I am too foolish, weak, or ignorant to lead my own life used to leave me feeling desperately inadequate.

The truth is, sometimes it still does.

In the darkness of my situation, I anxiously grope for something familiar, and strong, that can alleviate my fear, and guide me along my path, and into the light.

If I allow myself to give in to my flesh, I will begin to worry that I will never escape the blackness that threatens to engulf me.

But thankfully,

twittericonI serve a gracious God who has promised to never leave me or forsake me.

And just as His grace is sure and certain,

twittericonI am confident that God’s faithfulness is eternal.

Even in my moments, or seasons, of darkness, my God relentlessly pursues me in love. He stands beside me, holding out his hand to steady me and lead me back to Himself. He is the truth and the light, and all who follow Him have the light of life.

The light of Christ breaks through the coldest, darkest situations, freeing us from the captivity of fear and doubt. It not only allows us to see where we are, but enables us to catch a glimpse of where we are going. Like the distant outline of a great and beautiful city, we can just barely make out the wonder ahead of us. His light also allows us to clearly see how far we have come, where we have come from, and all that we have made it through. With our path now more clearly illuminated, we find new courage and are empowered to stand on new and renewed faith.

Yes, in this world we will face trouble. And in the tentative uncertainty of our situation, we will struggle against worry, dread, and perhaps even heartbreak.

But only until the morning.

Be encouraged dear one,

twittericonthe morning always comes.

And with it, the blessed light of the Son.

“Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” – Psalms 30:5

For further study- Hebrews 10

For prayer on today’s topic please stop by Daily Hope & a Prayer.

So, for all of you who, like me, feel more like it’s a Wednesday than a Monday, here’s…

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Comments

  1. Beautiful post, sweet friend! I understand, far too well, this human longing for control and a ‘knowing’. How wonderful that we have a wonderful, loving Father who shows us only what is for our best to know. I love this ~ “Like the distant outline of a great and beautiful city, we can just barely make out the wonder ahead of us.” Glorious! Makes me feel a hopeful anticipation of that day.
    Blessings and hugs,
    Kamea
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    • Thank you for offering encouragement today! This was bore from the depths of my soul, and it does me well to know that it was a blessing to you. I always enjoy your sweet openness and joy. Blessings!
      Letetia recently posted…Morning Always Comes {and LINKY}My Profile

  2. I am right there with you! I could relate to every part of this post!

    I found much encouragement when you stated, “His light also allows us to clearly see how far we have come, where we have come from, and all that we have made it through. With our path now more clearly illuminated, we find new courage and are empowered to stand on new and renewed faith.”

    Thank you so much for sharing such an edifying post!
    Karen Del Tatto recently posted…When you are afraid to confront…My Profile

  3. I can truly relate to the feelings you are describing. I often over think and over analyze things too. I am doing it right now, at this juncture of my life. I want to know more than God is telling me, and the unknown worries me.
    I want to know what more I can do to be in better control of my life, but I am realizing more and more, that without HIM, I am just inadequate. Truly very often in my challenges and struggles it feels like I won’t make it to morning, but so far the morning came and I survived, blessings to you and thank you for your inspirational post.
    Latisha recently posted…TGI Saturdays #17My Profile

    • Latisha, it is very good to hear from you! This: “Truly very often in my challenges and struggles it feels like I won’t make it to morning, but so far the morning came and I survived” is like it could have come straight from my pen! Blessings to you dear sister, Letetia
      Letetia recently posted…Daily Hope & a Prayer – May 19My Profile

  4. Letetia, this touches my heart this afternoon. Knowing that morning comes after the night and being reminded of that natural fact gives me a reassurance that I take for granted. God is faithful. He is Powerful and filled with so much for us. I have been one who wants to know what tomorrow will bring, but God knows all and the plan He has for me. I need to remember this.
    Visiting from Laura’s and linking up with you!
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda
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  5. I love this Psalm, and have meditated on it many times in the past. Love your words today.
    Blessings,
    Deborah recently posted…Protecting Our Marriage With Careful WordsMy Profile

  6. Letetia,

    I am so concrete sequential that it drives me nuts when I cannot know every detail of a plan. But you have reminded me that God has everything all figured out…and I just need to go along for the ride…trusting that He will make all things right!

    FYI…I don’t always get to spend a lot of time, but I enjoy linking up with you each week!

  7. A new week in which to experience God’s faithfulness! I really appreciated your post today, and, also, thanks for hosting us!
    Michele Morin recently posted…Seventy Years After the Holocaust: The Hiding PlaceMy Profile

  8. So perfect for what I need right now. You expressed it best here “I will begin to worry that I will never escape the blackness that threatens to engulf me.” It’s a constant struggle for me and posts like these are so helpful to keep me on track. Thank you for the insight. Blessing to you!
    Celi recently posted…Finding True StrengthMy Profile

  9. I so, so get this. I am also an analytical sort, constantly pondering and wondering and trying to figure out things. And when I reach the end of my understanding, I often get frustrated or panic. This is why I think it’s precious that the Lord has made these verses my *life verses*:

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.”
    (Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV)

    Now if I can just learn the lesson and put trust first!

    GOD BLESS!

  10. Letetia, thank you for these encouraging words and for reminding us that “joy comes in the morning.” Blessings to you! I’m a little late to the linkup but didn’t have anything yesterday.
    Gayl recently posted…We Need Each OtherMy Profile

  11. This is my first time on your page, and I’m glad to be here. There is so much encouragement in this post. Even when our days seem dark, we can count on the Lord to shine light on the path that He has made for us. I am so grateful for His love and thankful that His grace is new EVERY morning!

  12. Such an inspiring and encouraging post! I too overthink things and I just need to learn to let go and let God handle it.

    • Chelc, thank you so much stopping in and offering an encouraging word to me! Thinking for me is the easy part – handing it over to God and walking away to deal with other issues while I trust Him to work it out – so much harder. Thank God for His grace. Blessings to you, Letetia
      Letetia recently posted…Daily Hope & a Prayer – May 21My Profile

  13. Oh how I praise God that he knows we need 24-hours to get over things. He knows far better than I do. Somehow, isn’t it amazing how we always awake refreshed. Thank you for your words of inspiration. Cheering you on from the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith.
    Kelly Balarie recently posted…Is Showy Christianity Leading You Astray?My Profile

    • Kelly, I never thought about it that way! What a lovely reminder of his wisdom and grace! Yes, some time is often what we need for a fresh outlook. Blessings to you and thank you so much for stopping and offering encouragement!
      Letetia recently posted…Daily Hope & a Prayer – May 21My Profile

  14. Stopping by from Thought Provoking Thursday. I’m a thinker too. It gets me into trouble – I can’t shut off my mind sometimes at night. I just pray instead for God to take all my fears and anxiety. He is in control, not much I can solve worrying.
    Kim Adams Morgan recently posted…SAY NO TO ECUMENICALSMy Profile

    • I think that night time (or quiet times) can be harder for many of us – that’s why so many struggle with the need to stay busy. We have a hard time shutting down the internal noise, and it’s much more noticeable in the quiet. The noisiest seasons though? That’s when I know I need Him the most. Thank you so much for stopping by! Blessings, Letetia
      Letetia recently posted…Daily Hope & a Prayer – May 21My Profile

  15. This post sounds like you wrote if for me. Wouldn’t it be nice to get out of our own heads sometimes? Thank you for this!

    • Patti, I’m so glad you stopped by! It would be SO nice to be out of my head more often! Sometimes I fear that I’m taking up permanent residence, and with such grace, our Savior leads me gently back to His embrace. Come by anytime! Blessings, Letetia
      Letetia recently posted…Daily Hope & a Prayer – May 21My Profile

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