Psalm 30

Published on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:46

Resolve to praise God for his help: ‘I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me’ (verse 1).
Thank God for healing that he provides: ‘O Lordmy God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit’ (verses 2-3).
Remember that he takes us through difficult times: ‘Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. 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’ (verses 4-5).
Ask God to teach us to value his presence: ‘As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” By your favor, O Lord, you made my mountain stand strong; you hid your face; I was dismayed’ (verses 6-7).
Use arguments when speaking to God: ‘To you, O Lord, I cry, and to the Lord I plead for mercy: “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me! O Lord, be my helper!”’ (verses 8-9).
Praise him for answered prayer: ‘You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.  O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!’ (verses 10-11).

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