by Pastor Lee Hemen
March 10, 2008
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” (Psalms 30:5-6)
When do you feel secure? When I was younger I felt the most secure when I was able to crawl up into my father’s lap and have him read to me. His voice and his strength was both a comfort and security to me as a young child. Here, in this Psalm of David, he is singing about the dedication of the future temple of God. David himself could not build it, but he could sing about the event that would take place.
We find that David turns to some very personal events in his life. When he was frightened by those who sought to kill him, when he felt thrown into the very pit of life’s struggles, and when he was so ill that he thought he would die, he found comfort in the Lord God. When David crawled into the lap of God he found that his enemies were put to shame, he was healed, his life was spared, and that his weeping only remained until the joy of God rested on him in the early morning. Each new day in God brought relief, comfort, and release. When he felt secure, he could with confidence say, “I will never be shaken.” And isn’t that true for all of us? Is this not what we all desire and long for in life? Certainly it is. We all want to find the comfort and security whereby our wailing is turned into dancing, we are clothed with joy, and where our hearts sing to God and cannot be silent because of what He has done for us!
Dear child, this morning when you feel as if you cannot face another day, remember there is One whom you can run to, crawl up into His lap, share with Him the sorrows, hurts, and discomfort of life and I guarantee you will go away dancing, singing, and giving thanks forever. He never sends away those He has chosen as His children. Are you one of them? Have you asked Him? Today why not go and find out for yourself about the lap of your Heavenly Father who loves you so much that He sent His One and only Son to set you free. (John 3:16)
This song of David is for you to sing as you dedicate your life, your temple, to the Lord this day and forever. Sing and dance and be not silent!
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