“Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness. To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.” (Psalm 30:10-12)
Those who have known the hard winter, appreciate the appearance of spring.
Those who have known the long night, appreciate the morning light.
Those who have known loneliness, appreciate the comforts of friendship.
Those who have known cruelty, appreciate kindness.
Those who have known pain and sickness, appreciate health.
Those who have known dark days of sorrow, appreciate seasons of joy.
Those who have known horrible pits, appreciate a Rock on which to stand.
Those who have known a godless existence, appreciate the mercy which saved them.
Rejoice always – even when life is at its worst – God is in the process of turning your mourning into dancing. A song of praise and thanksgiving is on the way!
“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.” (Psalm 68:3)