And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God,
I cried to You for help, and You healed me.
3 O Lord, You have brought up my soul from Sheol;
You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.
4 Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones,
And give thanks to His holy name.
5 For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for a lifetime;
Weeping may last for the night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:1–5)
· Weeping –
· …for the night
· …shout of joy
· …the morning
- Many parents or spouses are grieved over a loss in their family and sometimes, even the barest thought of the lost one brings sorrow.
- Believers often mourn over their failure in spiritual matter, or perhaps in the “lost news” of others in the families or circles of friends.
- Likewise, believers can mourn over the state of the church or of people in their spiritual circle of friends who are not living as they ought to live.
- So also, many believers (an those still in the world as well) endure grief over the state of the society and world around them. We recently saw ANOTHER mass murder down in Florida with near 100 deaths and serious woundings all as an expression of terror and despite for those in the crosshairs of the weapons of the killer.