September 11, 2005
Sing To The Lord
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. —Psalm 30:5
Bible In One Year: Ezekiel 1-3
It’s as though a sinister stranger comes knocking on your door. You must let him in, for he knocks insistently and will not go away. He is sorrow personified.
You believe no one sees your tears and you feel all alone—but God sees them and He understands. "All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears," David said in Psalm 6. "The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping" (vv.6,8). "You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?" (56:8). Though "weeping may endure for a night," it is a transient houseguest, for "joy comes in the morning" (30:5).
We remember, as David did, that God’s love and favor last for a lifetime. He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. When God’s love comes into our thoughts, our feelings of sorrow and dread flee. Our mourning is turned into dancing, our garments of sackcloth and sorrow are stripped away and we are girded with gladness. We can rise to greet the day with shouts of ringing praise for His mercy, guidance, and protection. We rejoice in His holy name (30:11-12).
No matter our circumstances, let’s sing to the Lord once again! —David Roper
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise. —Robinson
Praise is the voice of a soul set free.
FOR FURTHER STUDY
What Is Worship?