Saturday, September 21, 2019

TURNING MOURNING INTO DANCING

Today’s¬†Reading: Psalms 28-30

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

On the Sea of Galilee, a statue beside the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy shows Peter kneeling before Jesus after His death and resurrection.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Psalm 30:5

For His anger is but for a moment,

His favor is for life;

Weeping may endure for a night,

But joy comes in the morning.

 

It’s hard to imagine the despair that David tried to express in Psalm 30. He was running for his life from his father-in-law, King Saul, whom David would follow as king. After a desperate prayer, David would always end with praising God, together with a statement of his unwavering faith in God’s power and God’s willingness to deliver him. David knew the continuing anger of Saul and the weeping it caused. This is not the way with God! We know that God wants life and joy! Yes, God is angry with sin, but when we ask His forgiveness, His anger toward us ceases. We do need to weep in repentance, not in self pity. Joy is the result!

In Psalm 29, the phrase “voice of the Lord” is repeated six times. The problem is that we are not good listeners most of the time. Hopefully this blog quiets us sufficiently so that we can hear what God has to say. Psalm 28 should result in a spirit of rejoicing because of our confidence in God’s answers to our prayers. God hears our voice much better than we hear His! We may think that those around us don’t listen to us, but God is a GOOD LISTENER!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for listening to me when I pray. In this I have complete confidence. Therefore, I pray for all those people that come to my mind. . . . (name them). Help me to care about those things about which You care, O Lord. I pray in the Name of the One who rose early every morning to spend much time in prayer, Jesus, Himself! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

My eyes have been drawn to read again and again Psalm 30:11a, “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing.” I don’t often dance, but there are times when joy is so strong that I break free of my reserve, and away I go! It happened at least once on live television when a young man, who had escaped from an Eastern European communist country, was playing a lively tune of rejoicing on his violin. Some may remember Georgian Banov. I’ve attached a clip of that spontaneous dancing (click here).

Yours for turning mourning into dancing!

David

8 thoughts on “Saturday, September 21, 2019

  1. Before David mentioned a ‘fiddle’/violin,I was thinking of that video.That was joy on David’s face as he danced.These words of his stood out to me earlier too:”We do need to weep in (sincere)repentance, not in self pity. Joy is the result! “….but ‘not in self pity.Amen !
    Yall have a great day and trust in our Lord.
    Trust Me

    Trust Me,I know what I am doing,
    It’s not just your heart I am wooing
    But your soul is so dear to Me,
    I want you with Me for eternity.

    Even when your days are very bad,
    I share the load that makes you sad,
    So do not be angry with Me,
    You must trust in Me eternally.

    I love all my children most dearly,
    And in life I see you clearly,
    That is why you are on the Earth,
    It is a school and the grave is your birth.

    ‘I knew you before you were born’,
    I would never leave you forlorn,
    I know every hair on your head,
    Death is not for you to dread.

    Life is through my precious Son,
    A reward for when your day is done,
    So know that this is my gift to you
    And trust in Him your life through.
    G W (Bill) Marshall/.2011

  2. So beautiful that the joy of the Lord is our strength.
    The verse I think of when I think of my parents is “Godliness with contentment is great gain”. They were a thankful couple who enjoyed the blessings of the Lord. Not always, of course, but later in their lives as they grew in their relationship with God and with each other.
    Thank You, Lord God, for loving us, and for the many gifts You have given to your children. Help us to use those gifts in great ways, the ways You intend us to use them, so You will be glorified on Earth as in Heaven. Bless all your people, open the doors for your gospel to go out throughout this world, send out your workers and use each one for your glory.
    As for Canada, please, Lord, bring revival to this land. A change in government would be nice, but our greater need is to realize our great need of You, humble ourselves, repent of our sin, seek your face and turn to You in reality. We need You, Lord, and we ask You to turn our country and her people to You. In Jesus’s name, amen

  3. Much to chew on in today”s Psalms!

    Prayed David”s prayer

    so easy to go into self pity, but true repentance is what the Lord desires

    be blessed in all you do,saints

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