Psalm 30:9 “What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?” I feel like this as our weakness drags on confining us to home!
[This is David’s desperate appeal for help as he faces the real threat of death; it was done in logic and in a desire to honor you, Lord; he desired to live for the magnificent purpose you have granted us: giving you glory. Help us to grasp, like David, the privilege of honoring you each moment of our lives—and to live that out.] Yes, especially in the midst of this present illness.
Psalm 30:10 Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help.”
[It is a wonderful truth that you, O Lord, do hear and are richly, powerfully merciful. You are our ready help, you will answer in the right way and at the right time. Therefore, I can give you praise in and for all, long before any answer comes.
I praise you now for how you are going to work in the situations in my life. Praise be to you for your goodness, continually emanating from your perfect and beautiful character.]
Psalm 30:11 “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,”
[You answered David, you brought him through the dark valley, you delivered him from his fears, his enemies, his dangers. And for what purpose?]
Psalm 30:12 “that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.”
[You saved him so David might have the privilege of exalting you further, you who are worthy of worship, of love and obedience.]
“O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.”
- Please be in prayer for my brother Sam who is not doing with Covid, going down hill