“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” — Psalm 30:5
What blessed truths we learn from David’s experiences with God as they are shared with us in the Psalms! The world was full of tears in his day as it is in ours.
The Psalmist had been going through a serious time of testing. Friends had deserted him; difficulties were pressing him in around him. Although, in David’s experience, weeping had endured for a night, in the midnight of his life he possessed the complete assurance that “joy comes in the morning.”
God was very real and very personal to him. He had come to know that he could trust God in the dark places, knowing that they had a purpose in his life. David learned that God uses the tears of the night to prepare for the joy of the morning.
Are you in the night of weeping, pain, disappointment, trials or burdens? God has assured us of the dawn of a new day. In the night of trial, be patient. In the midnight of life, God gives the assurance that the morning brings joy.
There are lessons that only tears can teach us. They give clearer vision. They cleanse our eyes so that we can see our Savior with “high definition.” Out of weeping comes joy—not the kind of joy the world knows, but the joy that comes from the assurance of God’s presence (Psalm 16:11). “God gives…the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” (Isaiah 61:3). The tears of today turn into the songs of tomorrow!