Psalm 30:5 - Joy Comes in the Morning!

Psa 30:5 (NKJV)  For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is
for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the

Whereas God's anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a
lifetime. [Ryrie SB]

God is one whose "anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts
a lifetime." Thus while "weeping may remain for a night," we can
be sure that "rejoicing comes in the morning." [The 365-Day
Devotional Commentary]

The idea is, that weeping is like a stranger-- a wayfaring
person-- who lodges for a night only. In other words, sorrow will soon
pass away to be succeeded by joy. (Barnes' Notes)

It is God's  nature to impart life. He spares life; He will give
eternal life. It is, in other words, not His nature to inflict death;
death is to be traced to something else. Death is not pleasing or
gratifying to Him; it is pleasing and gratifying to Him to confer life.
(Barnes' Notes)

The discipline of the Lord is never pleasant, but His anger does
not last forever. Joy does come in the morning. [Believer's SB]

When God afflicts, it is for our advantage, that we may be
partakers of his holiness, and be not condemned with the world. (Adam
Clarke Commentary)

David's restoration to spiritual health (30:1-3) moves the
psalmist to praise God that His anger is momentary, while His love lasts
forever (vv. 4-12). [Victor Bible Reader's Companion]

The writer thanked God for healing from a life-threatening
illness (vv 2-3, 8-10). Paul, however, did not experience relief from
the thorn in the flesh, which may have been a physical illness. See
note on 2 Co 12:1-10. Believers are not exempt from disease, but
should be ready to acknowledge God's help when it comes and to thank
Him for His help. In the long-term perspective of our relationship
with God, suffering is a momentary inconvenience which will
ultimately disappear....
Here is an excellent contrast between the grace and the wrath of
God. Both are valid expressions of God's nature. Grace is God's
preferred expression. God exercises His wrath at a particular moment to
accomplish a particular objective. God's ongoing attitude toward His world
and its inhabitants is love. [Disciple SB]

Anger--Because of God's character, anger is a necessary response
to sin, but his anger redemptively gives way to the expression of
his steadfast love. Weeping--This is the appropriate response to
God's anger, indicating repentance. Similarly, joy is the response of
having experienced his forgiving love. [Jamieson, Fausset, And Brown

God's anger is very short in the case of one who sins, repents,
confesses, and prays for mercy (vs. 8-10).... Unlike His wrath, His favor is
enduring;.... As the sun in tropical lands, without a long period of twilight,
seems to burst into full glory above the horizon, so the light of
God's love suddenly dispels the darkness of sadness (see Isa. 26:20;
54:7, 8). If we have the friendship of God, the night of sorrow will
always give way to the morning of joy. [SDA Commentary]

Like a shot given by a doctor, the discomfort of God's anger
lasts only a moment, but the good effects go on for a long time. [Life
Application SB]

We have found his frowns very short. Though we have deserved
that they should be everlasting, and that he should be angry with us
till he had consumed us, and should never be reconciled, yet his
anger endureth but for a moment, v. 5. When we offend him he is angry;
but, as he is slow to anger and not soon provoked, so when he is
angry, upon our repentance and humiliation his anger is soon turned
away and he is willing to be at peace with us. If he hide his face
from his own children, and suspend the wonted tokens of his favour,
it is but in a little wrath, and for a small moment; but he will
gather them with everlasting kindness, <Isa. 54:7-8>. If weeping
endureth for a night, and it be a wearisome night, yet as sure as the
light of the morning returns after the darkness of the night, so sure
will joy and comfort return in a short time, in due time, to the
people of God; for the covenant of grace is as firm as the covenant of
the day....
We have found his smiles very sweet; In his favour is life, that
is, all good. The return of his favour to an afflicted soul is as
life from the dead; nothing can be more reviving. Our happiness is
bound up in God's favour; if we have that, we have enough, whatever
else we want. It is the life of the soul, it is spiritual life, the
earnest of life eternal. (Matthew Henry's Commentary)

Although I have addicted you, . . . I will afflict you no more.
(Nahum 1:12)
There is a limit to our affliction. God sends it and then
removes it. Do you complain, saying, "When will this end?" May we
quietly wait and patiently endure the will of the Lord till He comes.
Our Father takes away the rod when His purpose in using it is fully
It is not difficult for the Lord to turn night into day. He who
sends the clouds can just as easily clear the skies. Let us be
encouraged - things are better down the road. Let us sing God's praises in
anticipation of things to come.
"The Lord of the harvest" (Luke 10:2) is not always threshing
us. His trials are only for a season, and the showers soon pass.
"Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning" (Ps.
30:5). "0ur light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an
eternal glory that far outweighs them all" (2 Cor. 4:17).Trials do serve
their purpose.
Even the fact that we face a trial proves there is something
very precious to our Lord in us, or else He would not spend so much
time and energy on us. Christ would not test us if He did not see the
precious metal of faith mingled with the rocky core of our nature, and it
is to refine us into purity and beauty that He forces us through
the fiery ordeal.
Be patient, O sufferer! The result of the Refiner's fire will
more than compensate for our trials, once we see the "eternal glory
that far outweighs them all."...
Just as the weights of a grandfather clock, or the stabilizers
in a ship, are necessary for them to work properly, so are troubles
to the soul. The sweetest perfumes are obtained only through
tremendous pressure, the fairest flowers grow on the most isolated and
snowy peaks, the most beautiful gems are those that have suffered the
longest at the jeweler's wheel, and the most magnificent statues have
endured the most blows from the chisel. All of these, however, are
subject to God's law. Nothing happens that has not been appointed with
consummate care and foresight. [Streams In The Desert By Cowman]

Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal
glory that far outweighs them all. (2 Corinthians 4:17)
The question is often asked, "Why is human life drenched in so
much blood and soaked with so many tears?" The answer is found in the
word "achieving," for these "momentary troubles are achieving for us"
something very precious. They are teaching us not only the way to victory
but, better still, the law of victory - there is a reward for every
sorrow, and the sorrow itself produces the reward. It is the very truth
expressed in this dear old hymn, written by Sarah Adams in 1840:
Nearer my God to thee, nearer to thee,
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me.
Joy sometimes needs pain to give it birth....
It is comforting to know that sorrow stays only for the night
and then takes its leave in the morning. And a thunderstorm is very
brief when compared to a long summer day:...
There is a peace that springs soon after sorrow,
Of hope surrendered, not of hope fulfilled;
A peace that does not look upon tomorrow,
But calmly on the storm that it has stilled.
A peace that lives not now in joy's excesses,
Nor in the happy life of love secure;
But in the unerring strength the heart possesses,
Of conflicts won while learning to endure.
A peace there is, in sacrifice secluded,
A life subdued, from will and passion free;
It's not the peace that over Eden brooded,
But that which triumphed in Gethsemane. [Streams In The Desert
By Cowman]

What joy and gratitude we feel when God picks us up and does not
allow our problems to defeat or destroy us! One of the hard lessons to
learn during recovery is how to delay our gratification. We must go
through some long, dark nights struggling with temptation before we
experience the joy of victory. But when we do finally overcome, the joy of
success will only be that much sweeter. [Life Recovery SB]

If we have the friendship of God, sorrow will always be
temporary, and will always be followed by joy. The morning will come; a
morning without clouds; a morning when the sources of sorrow will
disappear. This often occurs in the present life; it will always occur to
the righteous in the life to come. The sorrows of this life are but
for a moment, and they will be succeeded by the light and the joy of
heaven. Then, if not before, all the sorrows of the present life,
however long they may appear to be, will seem to have been but for a
moment; weeping, though it MAY have made life here but one unbroken
night, will be followed by one eternal day without a sigh or a tear.
(Barnes' Notes)

Christian! If thou art in a night of trial, think of the morrow;
cheer up thy heart with the thought of the coming of thy Lord.
[Morning and Evening by Charles H Spurgeon]

Help __________ to sing to you and give thanks to your holy
name, recognizing that weeping may go on all night, but in the morning
there is joy. [Pocket Prayers by Robert Savage]