In the darkest of nights, I will be glad for the morning. Dark nights of the soul often assail me. My heart is filled with anguish. My mind is filled with worry, mostly about things I cannot change or control. In those times, I feel caught up in endless darkness, wondering if the long night will ever end.
A lovely song that became popular in the 1972 movie, “The Poseidon Adventure ” is entitled, “There’s Got to Be a Morning After.” It’s a sentiment I can identify with on those dark nights of worry.
There’s got to be a morning after
If we can hold on through the night.
We have a chance to find the sunshine;
Let’s keep on lookin’ for the light.
Oh, can’t you see the morning after;
It’s waiting right outside the storm.
Why don’t we cross the bridge together
And find a place that’s safe and warm?
It’s not too late, we should be giving;
Only with love can we climb.
It’s not too late, not while we’re living;
Let’s put our hands out in time.
There’s got to be a morning after;
We’re moving closer to the shore.
I know we’ll be there by tomorrow,
And we’ll escape the darkness;
We won’t be searchin’ any more.
(Written by: Joel Hirschhorn and Al Kasha)
I often long to escape the darkness. Like the song says, I hold on through the night and hope for the sunshine of a fresh new day. The Bible says it another way:
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Psalm 143:8 – New International Version