It's been a stressful week. I have had school issues, children issues, extended family issues, and so on. I feel like I have had so many issues coming at me at once that I can hardly catch my breath. Some days I wonder if life is just all stress and no joy! I asked my husband if it was just going to be like this from now on. I was contemplating these thoughts one morning and then discovered a talk by Elder Lance Wickman in a May 2008 Conference Address entitled "Today." In it, Elder Wickman spoke about returning to Vietnam after 40 years, where he once served in battle as an infantry officer. He said that what he found was most unexpected. He said that "Instead of finding a war-ravaged people, I found a youthful, vibrant population. Instead of a countryside pockmarked by shell fire, I found peaceful, verdant fields." He was reminded that "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" (Psalm 30:5).
I was grateful for that gentle reminder. For all of us who weep today, may we find joy in the morning!