“11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, 12 that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!”
While not all of us find ourselves agreeing with the psalmist this morning, we can all guarantee that this truth applies to our lives. Today may not be the day that your mourning has turned to dancing. Today may not be the day when the comforting clothes of gladness replace your rugged sackcloth. You may be tempted to be silent this morning and doubt that you will one day praise the Lord for His redemptive work in your current plight. However, sometimes, the most lavish praise that comes from our lips is the praise for what God will do in our lives but has not yet.
So, whether today is the day or not, choose to sing to your mighty Savior this morning. He is worthy of it. It is for your utmost good that you turn your eyes to the heavens, and though your feet may feel like stone, your skin feels rough and cold, your heart distant and unsure, you must praise Him! I know your flesh will battle you tooth and nail on this, but you must persist. You must persevere! You must fight to be thankful and to praise the Lord! Do not allow your eyes to wander to the left, where your anxieties and depression await you. Do not allow your eyes to drift to the right where your anger and discontentment lie. Discipline yourself to keep your eyes fixed on your glorious future with Christ, and as you do, choose to praise His name!
Grace and Peace,