My wife has only been gone for 36 hours, and I already miss Sunroom Psalms with her. But, the Lord was still there to meet with me this morning, to speak to me through Psalm 30. I invite you to invite him into your heart and mind, too.
Play the song below, and read the text as you listen. Read the text repeatedly. Don’t be distracted that the song doesn’t follow the psalm word-for-word. Absorb the emotion and message. Make it your own prayer to the Lord. Enjoy, and before you begin, ask the Lord to give you what your heart needs today.
Psalm 30, by The Sons of Korah. Album: Shelter. Buy here.
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 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.
1. What stood out to you?
2. How would you summarize these verses in your own words?
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