Hi everyone and welcome! I have had this idea running through my head for weeks. Each Saturday I want to think about a Psalm or verses from one of them. These will be Psalms which have helped me, some I haven't read, and others I just really enjoy reading.
I feel like God has placed this on my heart to reflect upon because it has been running through my head so much!
So today I thought I would think about Psalm 30 and what it means to me.
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for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.
3 O LORD, you brought me up from the grave b]">[b] ;
you spared me from going down into the pit.
4 Sing to the LORD, you saints of his;
praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
6 When I felt secure, I said,
"I will never be shaken."
7 O LORD, when you favored me,
you made my mountain c]">[c] stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed.
8 To you, O LORD, I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 "What gain is there in my destruction, d]">[d]
in my going down into the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me;
O 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 to you and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.
Then one morning at Church an excellent young man was speaking about a bad time in his life and how Psalm 30 spoke to him during this time. So I got home and read it properly from my Bible. It spoke volumes to me. It was exactly how I was feeling when at my worst and as I began to feel better it also spoke to me.
Verse 6 particularly spoke to me because I was shocked that this had happened to me! That may sound conceited but I just didn't think I would become ill like that and thought I had it all together! I also was working in the mental health sector at this time and dealt with many of the agencies who were now helping me! Talk about humbling! I really believe God gave me this horrible experience to truly humble me and make me lean on him so much more.
I was thinking what verses to focus on when writing this but the whole thing speaks to me. I would urge you to read the whole Psalm. Each verse related to how I felt at the time and I as began to feel better again.
So there you go! Whenever I am feeling a bit glum I like to read this Psalm and remind myself of a time I felt a great deal worse. I am so thankful to God for bringing this Psalm to my attention at a time I really needed to hear his voice and know that he was close and loved me.
12 that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.