Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge
Psalm 22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
The night shall always pass. The heavy eyes, the exhaustion, the tormenting ailments, will all pass away in their time. I don’t allow afflictions without a cause; I don’t throw these things around randomly. There is a purpose in everything. In EVERYTHING, there is a purpose. Isn’t that wonderful? If you can truly believe that, then you will begin to see all battles from a different perspective. “They have a purpose; they were sent,” you will say, “I’m supposed to learn something.” Even when you don’t seem to have learned anything, you’ve still learnt something. Deep inside you’ve gained something. You’re a bit beaten up and washed out, but you’re also a more hardened soldier. You’ve gained grit, more endurance, and experience. You took it on the chin and are back up again! You’re being proven. Your mettle is being honed and tempered. Some fights are just that—proving melees. Every soldier has to be kept on his toes, else he become corpulent and lazy. So I keep you on your toes in many ways, My dear soldier. Even if it means rising from your cot in the midnight watches to face a duel outside your tent. The air is cool and sharp. The only light you have is the moon as it casts its deep shadows over the great field. It’s only you and your counterpart. You are all alone in the vast expanse of night…These night seasons teach you something you can never learn in the daytime. There’s a certain spirit about night. Your Father David talked about this. The quietness, the stillness, there’s so much the night can teach you, if you’ll listen…