For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5
My son’s headlight went out recently on his late 90’s Ford Ranger pickup. I attempted to fix it one night and finally admitted defeat, convinced it was too difficult for me, a very non-mechanical person. I had previously changed several headlights in various vehicles and didn’t think it was too challenging. I even researched replacing them online. Nothing helped. I couldn’t figure out how to fix it on my own.
That is, until the morning came. The night before it was dark. I couldn’t see fully what I was doing. There was one bracket holding the light in place that when moved, made the headlight one of the easiest to change I have ever experienced. I was driving his truck last week as he drove mine, so I was thankful for the headlight.
It was a great reminder to me, however, that things often look brighter in the morning. I have had many sleepless, worried nights, only to find out the next day that my worst fears were exaggerated. To carry the spiritual illustration even further, things look brighter when God sheds His light on the situation.
Are you going through a difficult time right now? Perhaps your darkness has lasted longer than you anticipated. Hold out for the light to shine. When He does, your situation will be clearer and your path will be bright. (And you’ll get your headlight fixed.)