Psalm 30 is such a trove of consolation and encouragement. I found it the other day, as the Holy Spirit would have it, while looking for something to share with a young lady who was grieving the loss of a loved one.

I have lots of options, obviously, but Psalm 30 was the thing that was brought to my attention. And, as I had been asking God to show me what to share, I read the psalm.

Some of my favorite lines:

you lifted me out of the depths
    and did not let my enemies gloat over me

For (God’s) anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;
    Lord, be my help

You turned my wailing into dancing

What’s not to love in these words? What’s not to rejoice over in contemplating them?

So, it’s been a while since I talked about a song that I felt should accompany something I read. Here’s the latest. It’s a song by The Afters called “Battles.”

I love it as it’s all about trusting God. It’s about remembering what God’s done for us out of His love for us and what we can trust that He will continue to do out of that same great love.

You don’t have to be afraid that God will ever give up on you or forsake you. He promises more than once in the Word that He is always with us. Believe it and don’t ever forget. If you are having trouble remembering, you can send me a note and I will remind you. And I’ll pray for you. Because, no matter what happens to us in our life here, we can be assured that our Heavenly Home awaits us. And there, “every tear will be wiped away.” That’s in the Bible, too.

 

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