The word night in Latin (which would have been used in Psalm) is vesperum, and particularly in this part of the verse, "weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning", and in Latin it is "Ad vesperum demorabitur fletus et ad matutinum laetita". I have been trying to get some of the meanings of the word vesperum, but there are many different variations of Latin. Nevertheless, it was plainly clear to me, that today the importance was to remember there is no specified time of weeping, in any difficult circumstance, BUT the next verse is just as important. "When I felt secure, I said, 'I will never be shaken. Oh Lord, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm...." To me, David knew that no matter what situation his "weeping" was for, he would be secure in the Lord. David later went on to say, "You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent, O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks forever". David experienced much loss, and threats on his life, but through it all, he could still praise the Lord with these words of praise and thanksgiving.
The devotional said, "suffering eventually touches us all. And in times of difficulty, thankfulness is usually not our first response." which is obvious, but it went on suggesting that God looks pleasingly at us when we find reasons to be thankful despite our bad circumstances, since He holds us close, always.
Today I pray, Lord, give me that kind of thankfulness- no matter what comes our way. Help us to praise you through it all. After all, your sacrifice on the cross, is enough cause for us to be thankful, the precious gift of salvation, for the rest of our days.
"Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when the earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort, and there I am blessed."- Cushing