2 Peter 1:19 (NIV)
We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Sometimes the heart is still and not filled with much joy. I have a friend who describes sad feelings by saying, “It hurts my heart.” I have always been able to identify with her statement, especially when my heart feels heavy. Sometimes several days pass, and through them all, I have a heavy heart. The causes are endless . . . worrying about my children and grandchildren, worrying about poor health, worrying about the cost of healthcare and prescription medications, simply worrying about the process of getting older and the toll it takes.
I know this . . . one can’t go long with a heavy heart. The heaviness has to lift and joy has to creep back in. The miracle of our faith is that it does happen. The heaviness dissipates and the heart, once again, experiences the feeling of hope.
I love the way the Bible describes it: “the day dawns and the morning star rises in your heart.”