Read: Psalm 30:1-5
David composed this psalm after God delivered him from a near-death experience. It was a dark time in David’s life when he thought his life would come to an end. This psalm is a thank you note to God for deliverance. David’s prayer for help had been answered, so in return for answered prayer David offers praise to God and proclaims his gratitude.
“I will exalt you, LORD,
because you have lifted me up
and have not allowed my enemies
to triumph over me.”
Our prayer life is the foundation of our praise life. When God answers our prayers, we ought to give him praise. We worship God for who he is and we praise him for what he’s done. So, David praises God for answering his cry for help and delivering him from death’s doorstep. Then David invites the saints to join him in praising God.
Like David, we need to make it a habit to tell God thank you for what he has done for us. You may want to write your own thank you note.
He has delivered us from death and given us the gift of eternal life through faith in the finished work of Christ. He has provided all of our needs according to his riches in glory. His anger is for a moment, but his favor is eternal.
God is greater than our circumstances, so trust in him no matter the circumstance and cry out to him no matter how dark the night; in due time the Son will shine.
As David answers us, weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!
Prayer Prompt: O Lord, you have delivered us from sickness, from ourselves, and from sin. So, we praise your holy name. Thank you for your steadfast love. Help us, Lord, to praise your name publicly and privately, for you are worthy to be praised. Amen.
Adron Robinson pastors Hillcrest Baptist Church in Country Club Hills and is president of IBSA.