5 For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
The psalmist acknowledges that the anger of God is temporary but the favor of God is lasting. He doesn’t ignore that God can grow frustrated with him, but he understands that the frustration is temporary. The result of the anger of God is his own weeping, however joy comes in the morning.
A few things…
-Realize that God can grow frustrated and even angry with my disobedience and lack of faith.
-Remember that it the frustration is temporary and causes temporary pain and weeping.
-Rest in the reality that His favor last longer. Joy comes in the morning.
Father, I don’t want to ignore that my actions can anger you. However that is not your constant state of attitude toward me. That is not your default disposition. You love me and your favor is lasting and joy come in the morning. Thank you Father for your love.