Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 30
“You turned my wailing into dancing: you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.” Psalm 30: 11-12
Have you ever been far enough from a painful situation to actually look back on it and say, “OK, Lord, I really don’t want to go through that level of pain again but I get a glimpse of what you have worked out through that situation and thank you for carrying me through that time.” ?
Sometimes there is a lifetime of time and healing that passes in order to move from the wailing to the dancing. Healing is one of those highly individualized processes and so many things come into play during the healing that it is really hard to predict or rush the process.
Can you look back on hard times and see God’s work and provision? It is good to be reminded of those things. When I read through Psalms and contemplate the depth of pain and anguish of the authors, I know my feelings and struggles are not so unique. There is a bit of comfort in that, I suppose. But the real comfort, for me, is found in the consistency of God’s provision and healing throughout Scripture.
Blessings on your time in Psalm 30!
And just because I love this precious song by Fernando Ortega, I am sharing it here: