“I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health. You brought me up from the grave, O Lord. You kept me from falling into the pit of death. 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! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. When I was prosperous, I said, “Nothing can stop me now!” Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain. Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered. I cried out to you, O Lord. I begged the Lord for mercy, saying, “What will you gain if I die, if I sink into the grave? Can my dust praise you? Can it tell of your faithfulness? Hear me, Lord, and have mercy on me. Help me, O Lord.” You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!” Psalms 30:1-12 NLT
This passage talks a lot about praising God and looking back on what he has given us. Yesterday was resurrection Sunday. The sermon at my church helped me put into perspective that Christ is the hero of our story and that we’re the villains. That we don’t need saving just because sin is bad but because we’re bad. We choose sin, something God did not want for us. So when we remember who Christ is and go about our lives remember that Christ saved us from our choice to be evil. If given the opportunity we forget God and in fact we do every day. In your daily lives praying, talking, praising, and living for God are all important aspects to doing right by God.
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