Psalm 30:5 - Joy Comes in the Morning!
Psa.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
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]
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
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
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]
The praise of "his holy name" arises for two complementary
reasons: forgiveness and restoration.
The psalmist had been foolish not to maintain his communion with
God. The period of anguish was like "night" (v. 5) to him, because of
the intense experience of weeping.... The sorrow resulted both from
the suffering and from repentance....
The restoration experience is like morning light (v. 5). The
light ("the morning") is a metaphor for healing, restoration, and
blessing. The effect of restoration changes weeping into joy. The psalmist
knows that the change did not result from his own efforts, because he
was totally incapable of changing his lot (vv. 1-3). Rather, it is
by the "favor" of the Lord that he was restored. [Expositors Bible
The discipline of the Lord is never pleasant, but His anger does
not last forever. Joy does come in the morning. [Believer's SB]
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
When God afflicts, it is for our advantage, that we may be
partakers of his holiness, and be not condemned with the world. (Adam
Although I have afficted you, . . . I will afflict you no more.
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
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
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.
Each morning is a new beginning of our life. day is a finished
whole. It is long enough to find God or to lose Him, to keep faith or
fall into disgrace. God created day and night for us so we need not
wander without boundaries, but may be able to see in every morning the
goal of the evening ahead. Just as the ancient sun rises anew every
day, so the eternal mercy of God is new every morning. Every morning
God gives us the gift of comprehending anew His faithfulness of old;
thus, in the midst of our life with God, we may daily begin a new life
with Him. The first moments of the new day are for God's liberating
grace, God's sanctifying presence. Before the heart unlocks itself for
the world, God wants to open it for Himself; Before the ear takes in
the countless voices of the day, it should hear in the early hours
the voice of the Creator and Redeemer. God prepared the stillness of
the first morning for Himself. It should remain His. By: Dietrich
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]