Psalm 30

I decided to sit down this evening and write a new blog – so today we are going to look at Psalm 30. This Psalm of David begins with a bold statement:

I will exalt you, LORD, for you rescued me.

You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.

~ Psalm 30:1

I find these statements of rescue and restoration from enemies interesting. When we think of many Old Testament stories, the enemies are a very real threat. People wanted to kill David. The enemies he faced were not just calling him names or bad mouthing him on social media.

What or whom would we consider an enemy? Do you have any enemies? Personally, I don’t think I have anyone who is out to kill me. I don’t feel that there is anyone that is threatening to take my life. But I do have a very real enemy. The devil (Satan) certainly is out to destroy my relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. But personally, I struggle with another enemy. That enemy is me.

Have you ever heard that nagging voice in your head that whispers…

If only you had done this…

If only you hadn’t done that…

You’ll never be good enough…

Why do you even try…

They sound extreme, don’t they? And yet, if I were to take a poll, I bet many of us have struggled from time to time, with feelings of inadequacy or times of failure.

But here is the good news!

Sing to the LORD, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name.

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime!

Psalm 30:4-5

Did you catch the end of verse 5? HIS FAVOR LASTS A LIFETIME!

I sure have a GREAT reason to Sing to the LORD! Even when I mess up in a big way. Even when the enemy is whispering in my ear. Even when I don’t feel adequate. His favor lasts a LIFETIME. A LIFETIME. Let those few words sick into your heart, soul, and mind today.

Shout it from the rooftops SING TO THE LORD – HIS FAVOR LASTS A LIFETIME!