Our God operates in seasons and there are specific timings for events in our lives. Solomon advises in Ecclesiastes that there is a time and a season for everything. As believers we have to be sensitive to God’s timing and to the different seasons. Farmers understand seasons and have to keep this in mind to understand when to plant, sow new seed and the time for harvesting.
There are difficult seasons that we endure in the body of Christ and then difficult seasons give way to seasons of rest and peace. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).
The word night in the text refers to more than just one night but can represent a season of darkness. “But after you have suffered a little while the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you” (1 Peter 5:10). Your night season is almost over and the light of daybreak is coming. Your suffering is coming to an end and God will restore, strengthen, confirm and establish you.
The devil will not be allowed to continually oppress God’s people and God will drive out the enemies of oppression and fear. There are doors of sorrow, weeping and hardship that God is getting ready to shut. He will open doors of restoration, freedom, celebration and joy.