Psalms 30

A psalm; a dedication song for the house. Davidic.

1 I will exalt you, lord, for you rescued me.
You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.
2 O lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you restored my health.
3 You brought me up from the grave, O lord.
You kept me from falling into the pit of death.
4 Sing to the lord, all you godly ones!
Praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
6 When I was prosperous, I said,
“Nothing can stop me now!”
7 Your favor, O lord, made me as secure as a mountain.
Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered.
8 I cried out to you, O lord.
I begged the Lord for mercy, saying,
9 “What will you gain if I die,
if I sink into the grave?
Can my dust praise you?
Can it tell of your faithfulness?
10 Hear me, lord, and have mercy on me.
Help me, O lord.”
11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
12 that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
O lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!

Psalms 30 (HCSB)

Joy in the Morning

Devotional:

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

The word “broken” in Hebrew is the word “shabar” and means “to rend violently or crush; to maim, cripple, or break.” “Shabar” was used to describe ships that had been splintered and torn due to ferocious and wild winds. It was also used to describe the tearing and ripping that wild, ravenous beasts performed upon their prey.

When the Psalmist declares that “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted”, he is reminding us that the Lord is lovingly attentive to those who are enduring unimaginable pain.

If you are emotionally torn apart and wonder how you will make it through one more today, be comforted with the surety that He is with you.

If you have a broken heart, you can count on His presence to bind up your wounds and to begin the healing process. Do not push Him away at these moments but welcome Him and receive His comfort. Many Christians squeeze God out of their lives at the very time they need Him most desperately. No one will comfort you like the Lord.

“Surely our griefs He Himself bore and our sorrows He carried.” – Isaiah 53:4.

Jesus has taken all of the things that have broken your heart to the cross of Calvary. He wanted you to live an abundant life on earth! The pain has already been carried and has been laid at the foot of the cross.

Practical Application:

1 – Even during emotional pain, it is important to be thankful. Record three things in your journal and share it with others. #beatdepression

2 – Pray for someone whose life is falling apart.

Declaration:

“God is close to me. When my life is falling apart I will draw near to the One Who is able to comfort me.

Prayer:

“Jesus, thank You for Your presence even when I am struggling with emotional pain. Thank You that You are working the details of my life together for good. Amen.”

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