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Monday, July 11, 2011

Psalm 30

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. Of David.t
1 I will exalt you, Lord,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.

2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.

3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit.

4 Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
praise his holy name.

5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

6 When I felt secure, I said,
"I will never be shaken."

7 Lord, when you favored me,
you made my royal mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed.

8 To you, Lord, I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy:

9 "What is gained if I am silenced,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?

10 Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;
Lord, be my help."

11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

What a beautiful Psalm, a song, not quite how we would write songs, but still beautiful. Something jumped out at me in verse 5 "For his anger lasts, only a moment,"... It is so true... He does get angry I suppose, but He doesn't dwell on it. Dwelling on emotions like anger, is a sin... we should follow God's example. There is no need to dwell on anger, and I know it is something I am guilty of. I dwell on anger a lot, and it just makes me feel worse. The best thing to do is get angry at something, not someone e.g. a stress ball... a wall probably isn't a good idea... I often have to cry or scream into my pillow to let it all out. 

God bless
Love -E- xx

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