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. Psalm 30:5
Everybody has times in which they go through weeping and sorrow that appears to last for days, weeks, months, or even years. It is a time of pain and sorrow that does not feel as if it will ever come to an end. During these times, many lose all hope, and some will even give up with no more desire to try and keep moving forward.
David realized that God’s anger lasts only a short time, but that His favor lasts for life. He also noted that there is a time for weeping in the night, but that joy will come in the morning.
Going through a difficult time is hard for any person. Often there is no light at the end of the tunnel that it will come to an end. The world is filled with enough trouble of its own and believers have all that trouble, plus when they mess up and God strikes to bring about correction adding to the trouble.
The moment a believer recognizes that one sinned against God, there is weeping that occurs. Sometimes one feels as if the greatest sin has been done and that there can no longer be any forgiveness left.
However, with God, He is filled with great love and mercy and is willing to forgive. Believers will weep before God during the night, sorrowful of their sins and the trouble that they are going through.
In the morning they will see God’s mercy and forgiveness and have renewed joy despite the troubles. One day the believer will wake up in the new morning in heaven for all eternity filled with a joy that goes beyond anything this earth can provide.
Looking at the troubles in your life may appear as never ending with no joy or relief. Take your eyes off the troubles and look to God’s great love and mercy. God is allowing those troubles to build you up in Jesus and to accomplish His purpose in your life. They will not last forever.
There will come a day when you will have joy unspeakable that will last for all eternity. Do not give up or lose hope. God will come through for you in the end as you keep your eyes and hope on Him. Joy will come in the morning.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s love and mercy in times of trouble; that you will know God’s joy in your life; and that you will trust God during times of trouble.
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