Day 20 – Psalm 30
1 I will extol You, O Lord, for You have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You have healed me.
3 O Lord, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints, and give thanks to His holy name.
5 For His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.”
7 By Your favor, O Lord, You made my mountain stand strong; You hid Your face; I was dismayed.
8 To You, O Lord, I cry, and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
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?
10 Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me! O Lord, be my helper!”
11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
12 that my glory may sing Your praise and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever!
Prayer of Reflection:
“Dear Lord, Your salvation is precious to me. In my realization of my hopeless condition, Your love lifted me from the depths of despair. Thank you for Your grace that allowed my heart to see Your holiness, and I’m pleased and excited to share this experience of Your undeserved mercy.
“Holy Savior, I have confidence in You, because You heard my plea for help and I know my life is important in Your sight. Now, as I sense Your presence and embrace Your goodness, my heart is dancing with Your joy even if my circumstances have not changed.
“To You, my King, be praise and honor forever. In Jesus’ holy name I pray, Amen.”
by Fred Blevins