Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 20th, 2016


Scripture Reading(s)

Psalm 30

30:1 I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me.

30:2 O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.

30:3 O LORD, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.

30:4 Sing praises to the LORD, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name.

30:5 For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

30:6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.”

30:7 By your favor, O LORD, you had established me as a strong mountain; you hid your face; I was dismayed.

30:8 To you, O LORD, I cried, and to the LORD I made supplication:

30:9 “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness?

30:10 Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me! O LORD, be my helper!”

30:11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

30:12 so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever.


Lydia.jpgOnce one comes out of a hard trial, it is important that we look back to see who and what it is that got us through the hard time.

The Psalmist here is giving praise to the one who was and is able to see us through any trying circumstance. Praise is and will always be the appropriate response to God delivering us from a sirrational  that we ourselves could not have endured on our own.

The Psalmist is also reminding us that Praise is not reserved for just thanking God for seeing you through a bad situation. Praise is to be given thorough the good and the bad. Furthermore,  when it comes to an attitude of thankfulness and publicly declaring about Gods faithfulness, it is also to be done in both hard and peaceful times.

Living out this attitude if praise is not something that comes naturally. It is a discipline that one needs to constantly be reminded of and when one takes the time to always be aware of the many blessings there are in life, it will then resonate in your heart so that when troubling times do come, you are equipped to thank God that He is in control and that He will see you through.

Gods plans and purposes in our lives are always for good. He has given us so many blessings but the greatest of all was sending His son to die and take the place of sin in our lives. Let us always thank God for the greatest gift He has given us and let that be an outflow of thanking God for all things both good and bad.


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