There have been times in my life when weeping lasted for much more than a night and I didn't know how to get through it. I use to wonder... not only when... but if joy would ever come.
I have pondered this verse often... and I finally reckoned it to the days when I worked as a labor and delivery nurse. Some pregnant women would come in prepared for the labor and delivery of their babies. These prospective mothers experienced pain, but they were able to withstand it... with a plan. They were prepared... they had studied and learned what their labor would be like. They had a plan that included a partner who would help keep them on track with it. They had a deliberate focal point and learned breathing techniques that they would do together. Some also prepared with soft and soothing music in the back ground. Their focus was not on the pain... but on how they would work through it. Many of these mothers had hours of labor... and yet they required no pain medications. As the time came and the baby was born... these mothers rallied refreshed and with a new energy... joy flooded the room and there was euphoria in the air.
There were also expectant mothers who had no idea of what was happening to their bodies. They did not know the physiological changes that their bodies would be going through during the labor process. They had no idea of how they would handle the pain... I'm not even sure they knew just how bad the pain could be and that being tense added to the pain. They weren't ever aware of how long the pain could last. These mothers were agitated and languished in pain until they were able to have pain management via pills or an epidural.
So... you may wonder what labor and delivery has to do with Psalm 30:5. First, our moments of time are not necessarily Gods moments of time. An hour or a thousand hours... a day or a thousand days... are just not the same with our God who was, is and ever will be. Some of our struggles will seem so much more than a night long. We must prepare ourselves... we must abide in God's Word... learning it and knowing it fully! So that when we are going through the night we are sustained by God... and we will know without a doubt that... JOY WILL COME IN THE MORNING!
So my friend... if it seems like the night hours have been more than you realized... take hope... that if you are abiding in Jesus... your joy will come!! Just don't give up... in doing so... you might miss the joy hours! I am praying for you. If you want specific prayer... please contact me!
God bless you!