Read Psalm 30 (NIV)
A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. Of David.
1 I will exalt you, Lord,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit.
4 Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Struggle? Yes. Forever? No.
The apostle Paul echoes some of the sentiments of David when he writes:
"We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."
In other words, following God will involve some mighty struggles, but none of them ultimately define our lives. God knows what we need, and he knows our limits. For every trial, there is a God-defined beginning, middle... and end!
You struggle is real, but it is not forever.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.