One of the great promises in Scripture is that Joy Cometh! What this means to the Child of God is that, Joy came, is coming and will always come. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8 KJV). In Him there is always the promise of renewal:
. . . weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5 (KJV)
Morning renewal is a now, and ever present life style to those walking in faith:
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Psalm 51:12 (KJV)
What exactly is “morning renewal”? By that I mean that Joy Cometh when the bright and shining Morning Star comes; when the Sun of Righteousness is arisen in our hearts; when the Outraying of the Divine sheds His Light abroad. In other words, you don’t have to wait for sun rise, you only need Son rise to dispel the darkness of your night!
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun (Son) of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. Malachi 4:2 (KJV)
By accepting the joy that God has given in the Person of His Son now (“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”- Heb11:1) instead of waiting for it to break through our darkness, we learn that Joy Cometh is not outside of our reach but is received by those who believe. We learn that this kind of joy is not circumstantial or situational, but that it rests solely upon our relationship with Jesus. We find that we can call Son rise before sun rise and that the darkness of hopelessness, fear and depression will fade away in light of His glorious grace.