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Read Psalm 30


Monday

Read Psalm 30

I praise you, Lord, because you have saved me
    and kept my enemies from gloating over me.
2 I cried to you for help, O Lord my God,
    and you healed me;
3     you kept me from the grave.
I was on my way to the depths below,[b]
    but you restored my life.

4 Sing praise to the Lord,
    all his faithful people!
Remember what the Holy One has done,
    and give him thanks!
5 His anger lasts only a moment,
    his goodness for a lifetime.
Tears may flow in the night,
    but joy comes in the morning.

6 I felt secure and said to myself,
    “I will never be defeated.”
7 You were good to me, Lord;
    you protected me like a mountain fortress.
But then you hid yourself from me,
    and I was afraid.

8 I called to you, Lord;
    I begged for your help:
9 “What will you gain from my death?
    What profit from my going to the grave?
Are dead people able to praise you?
    Can they proclaim your unfailing goodness?
10 Hear me, Lord, and be merciful!
    Help me, Lord!”

11 You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance;
    you have taken away my sorrow
    and surrounded me with joy.
12 So I will not be silent;
    I will sing praise to you.
Lord, you are my God;
    I will give you thanks forever.

Footnotes:
Psalm 30:1 HEBREW TITLE: A song for the dedication of the Temple; a psalm by David.
Psalm 30:3 The world of the dead (see 6.5).
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

The Psalmist takes us on journeys through all the seasons of life; heartache, joy, restoration.  He acknowledges the constant changes and the inevitability of God's victory at the end.

Pray

Lord help me to remember your steadfastness through all the seasons of life.  Nothing can separate us from your love.

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