Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. - Psalm 119:105

A Devotional Thought on Psalm 30


Deliverance. Beautiful deliverance. David certainly was a man who knew his share of sorrows, and through his words expressing his trials and triumphs we see also God’s deliverance for us. This psalm describes this deliverance most beautifully: “You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead…his favor lasts a lifetime…weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” And, my personal favorite: “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.” This is what God does in the lives of every one of his people, me included. Certainly God’s greatest deliverance is eternally from sin, death, and the devil through Christ – but also that deliverance exists here and now. Literally, every morning brings rejoicing for the believer who knows his God’s compassionate hand is at work in his life. For this truly I will praise the LORD’s name forever.

 

Psalm 30[a]
A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple.[b] Of David.
 
1 I will exalt you, Lord,
    for you lifted me out of the depths
    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,
    and you healed me.
3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
    you spared me from going down to the pit.
4 Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
    praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.
6 When I felt secure, I said,
    “I will never be shaken.”
7 Lord, when you favored me,
    you made my royal mountain[c] stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
    I was dismayed.
8 To you, Lord, I called;
    to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 “What is gained if I am silenced,
    if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;
    Lord, be my help.”
11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
    you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise you forever.
 
 
Footnotes:
Psalm 30:1 In Hebrew texts 30:1-12 is numbered 30:2-13.
Psalm 30:1 Title: Or palace
Psalm 30:7 That is, Mount Zion


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