Psalm 30:11 – Verse of the Day 3/5/13
Psalm 30 consists of two exclamations of praise surrounding a meditation on the dire consequences of self-reliance. Self-reliance leads to destruction, but reliance upon God leads to eternal thanksgiving. Verse 11 opens the second outburst of praise that forms the psalm’s climax and conclusion. Reliance upon God turns the mourner’s lament into a song of praise and even dancing for joy.
When trouble comes, do you rely upon yourself or upon God, and what are the consequences? We may look many places for comfort, but God promises that the only true comfort can come from Him. Spend some time thanking Him for His promise to make all things right, that all of our present mourning will one day be turned into rejoicing.