The Lord gave me some wonderful verses on this subject of joy in the morning.
In Psalms 108 1-2, David says
O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
I don’t know about you, but it’s usually hard for me to get up. Once I get up and get moving its okay, but it’s just those first minutes that are especially hard for me. But David was eager to get up and sing songs of praise to God. At least his heart was eager and steadfast. But I think his body and mind needed motivation. It seems to indicate from these verses that he had trained himself to get up. He used self-talk. He talked to himself and even talked to his instruments. He said to his soul (his mind), “I will awaken the dawn.” He said to his instrument, “Awake lute and harp.”
If we are especially close to God He will help you get up. We will hear Him calling to us, “wake up.” And we will get up. We will be eager to get up and pray and praise Him. This is how it was with Jesus. In Isaiah 50: 4 Jesus says of His Father God,
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
If God the Father woke up Jesus His Son, He will do the same for us, because we are his Children too.
It is so important and special to seek God in prayer in the morning. Even if you have sinned and been rebellious, know that His anger is only temporary. He loves you and wants to show you His mercy. Every day is a new day and His mercies are new every morning. Look at these wonderful verses:
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
4 Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
5 For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.
The Joy of the Lord is your strength!