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.Psalms 30:5(NKJV)
Night represents inactivity, when everything seems to be at a standstill. Because it’s dark and most often extremely quiet at night it is also a sign of hopelessness, and distress.
Do you find night time, those seasons of challenges or trials to be unbearably too long? Maybe it’s been a sickness in your body or that of a loved one, a troubled relationship, a difficult financial situation. You’re not alone and not the first. Job went through it too. This is what he said during his ordeal. ‘Lying in bed, I think, ‘When will it be morning?’ But the night drags on, and I toss till dawn”. Job 7:4. To Job and to most of us, the night or season of testing seems forever. But thank God for the good news. From our theme scripture, weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning. There’s always a morning of relief, release and rejoicing. In other words, tough times don’t last, tough people do.
In the creation account the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep. Genesis 1:2 But God spoke light and light showed up. Genesis 1:3. In this creation chapter Genesis 1, six times it is written “there was evening and there was morning” Night is part of evening. The night always gives way to the morning, the day, the time of activity, creativity, productivity.