Good morning, Lord!
Thank you for returning to me a measure of joy, like the sun breaking through the clouds of this storm. I find myself having hope with a bit more ease today than I have in a while. Thank you, Mighty Lord!
Psalm 30:5-12 ERV
His anger lasts for a little while, but then his kindness brings life. The night may be filled with tears, but in the morning we can sing for joy!
When I was safe and secure, I thought nothing could hurt me.
Yes, LORD, while you were kind to me, I felt that nothing could defeat me. But when you turned away from me, I was filled with fear.
So, LORD, I turned and prayed to you. I asked you, Lord, to show me mercy.
I said, “What good is it if I die and go down to the grave? The dead just lie in the dirt. They cannot praise you. They cannot tell anyone how faithful you are.
LORD, hear my prayer, and be kind to me. LORD, help me!”
You have changed my sorrow into dancing. You have taken away my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
You wanted me to praise you and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever!
Father, I thank you for making me able to yet praise you even while my heart has been bowed under the cares of this life. Please continue to hold me, strengthen me, and grow me into whatever you have designed for me. Help me to be humble, teachable, and slow to anger. Let me be a good help mate to my husband and a good witness to others. Purify me, Oh Lord! 🙂