Devotion 1-17-24, Psalm 30:5b,11- "Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning. You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness," All of us experience weeping. All of us experience mourning for people and even things. The more we love, the deeper the grief when that love is gone. In the midst of the grief, it truly feels like it will never end. The weeping, the grief, is a heavy weight, a dark cloud, a maze without an apparent end. It must be lived through; but, how we choose to live through it is significant. The first time grief hits, we have no previous experience to lean on, so we must lean on others. Later, with more griefs, we acknowledge that, at the dawn, there will be an end to the extreme grief and a new joy in the Lord because of the grief. Each grief changes us. Each weeping in the night results in a choice. We choose God's healing love; or, we choose to wallow in the darkness. God's love brings light, joy, gladness, and even dancing, when you thought that would never happen again. God does the healing of your heart, but you must cooperate. Verses 1-4- "I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me. O Lord, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit. Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name."
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