I don’t know the things that keep you worrying, but I know of biblical assurances, some of which are “after the darkness comes light” or “joy comes in the morning”.

Today, I want you to arm yourself with this truth that whatever the situation may be, all is not lost. Lift it up in prayer to God, and he’ll come in.

» Saturday, 18th March 2023 | I Stand In The Gap Daily Devotional | Joy Comes in the Morning

Yesterday’s daily devotional theme was “Quiet Your Heart“ and today’s is about “joy coming in the morning “After the Darkness Comes Light “.

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.

Psalm 30:5 (NKJV)

Our daily devotional verse of the day reminds us that any difficulty or hardship we may face, whether it be the Lord’s anger or our own weeping, it’s temporary. On the other hand, the Lord’s favor and blessings, are eternal.

This verse encourages us to have hope and trust in the Lord, knowing that even in the darkest of times, joy will come in the morning.

Themes in Psalm 30:5

  • Hope and trust in God during difficult times.
  • This a message of encouragement to keep the faith and look forward to better days ahead.


Psalm 30:5 is a psalm of David, where he gave thanks for delivering him from a serious illness. He was expressing his gratitude to God for restoring him to health, and for having rescued him from the brink of death.

Partly, he believed his affliction was a punishment from God, but also acknowledges that God’s anger is short-lived and that his favor endures forever.

David expresses his belief that hard times may come, and even though may last for a night, joy will surely come in the morning when God intervenes and delivers him. This verse serves as a reminder of God’s faithfulness and the importance of trusting in Him during difficult times.


Trusting in God during difficult times: Irrespective of the difficulties we face, just as David was healed, whatever our problems now, God’s favor is for life and that joy will come in the morning.

Finding hope in difficult times: It’s a reminder that no matter how difficult things may seem in the present, God’s love and blessings endure forever. Let’s be hopeful of the promises of God. He never fails.

Recognizing the temporary nature of afflictions: A reminder that no condition is permanent, but temporary, for God’s favor and blessings are eternal.

Acknowledging God’s faithfulness: David acknowledged God’s faithfulness in his life, and it’s a reminder of God’s faithfulness to all Christians. See, God has always been faithful in the past, and will always be faithful now and in the future.

Similar Bible verses to Psalm 30:5

But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

The above reminds us that hope in the Lord can renew our strength and give us the ability to endure difficult times. The imagery of soaring on wings like eagles and running without growing weary is a powerful reminder that with God’s help, we can overcome any obstacle.

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

James 1:2-4

James is encouraging us to have hope and joy in the face of any trials and difficulties. It’s a reminder that the testing of our faith produces perseverance leading to maturity.

The verse also emphasizes that trials are necessary for spiritual growth and maturity, just as David’s affliction led him to a deeper understanding of God’s love and provision.

How to live as a Christian

As per Psalm 30:5, the believer is encouraged to hold on to hope and trust in God’s promises, even in the midst of difficult times. This can be done in several ways, including:

  • Gratitude: The believer can cultivate an attitude of thankfulness for the blessings in their life, even when things are tough. By focusing on what they have rather than what they lack, they can maintain a positive outlook and stay hopeful.
  • Prayer: The believer can turn to prayer to seek comfort and guidance from God. By acknowledging their struggles and asking for strength, they can find the courage to persevere through difficult times.
  • Community: The believer can seek support from others, whether it be from friends, family, or a religious community. By surrounding themselves with positive and supportive people, they can find strength and encouragement to keep going.
  • Resilience: The believer can develop resilience by staying committed to their faith and trusting in God’s plan, even when things don’t make sense. By holding on to hope and persevering through challenges, they can emerge stronger and more resilient.

In a nutshell, the believer is called to live their life with faith, hope, and gratitude, trusting in God’s promises and remaining committed to their beliefs even in the face of adversity.

Let’s pray

Our Father in Heaven,

As we begin this day, we come to you with hearts full of trust and hope. We know that no matter what difficulties we may face today, your love and blessings endure forever.

We thank you for the reminder given to us today in Psalm 30:5 that joy comes in the morning, and that your anger is but for a moment.

We ask for your guidance and strength as we navigate through the challenges of this day. Give us the wisdom and discernment to make the right decisions and the courage to face any obstacles that may come our way.

We pray that you would be with us in all things and that we would have the joy and peace that comes from knowing that you are in control. Give us the strength to persevere through difficult times, and the hope to trust in your promises.

We give you all the glory, adoration, and praise, in Jesus’ name we pray.


Surely Joy Comes in the Morning Daily Devotional
Surely Joy Comes in the Morning