“You have turned for me my Mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” - Psalm 30:11-12 (NASB)
The promises of God found in this passage from Psalm 30 are in the words of affirmation, thanksgiving and praise written by David. Prior to these verses David cried for help and relief from some dire circumstances. David's enemies had been about to rejoice over his destruction. He found himself so depressed it was as if he was in Sheol, or realm of the dead.* God promises to take care of us in the same way David affirms. He turns our mourning into dancing and removes our sad rags an replaced with a suit of gladness. When we are so down in spirit and feel defeated in our faith, God is there. We may cry through the night but we will find joy comes in the morning. As God proved to be David's helper and salvation from circumstances in this psalm, He is our helper and salvation from the difficulties we face day to day. Let's join David's words and with our heart sing praises to Our Wonderful God – No reason to be silent. Shout for Joy instead!
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*Sheol: A Hebrew term used to refer to the realms of the dead, the grave, the pit or the tomb. Some older translations have the term incorrectly translated as “hell”.