O Lord my God, I called to You for help and You healed me. Psalm 30:2 His cures are radical - He strikes at the center of the disease; and hence, his cures are sure and certain. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Psalm 30:3b God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, we beseech thee; turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to thy honor and glory. St. Augustine of Hippo, 354–430
Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. Psalm 30:4 Be it ours to remember the lovingkindness of the Lord, and to rehearse his deeds of grace. Let us open the volume of recollection which is so richly illuminated with memorials of mercy. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life. Psalm 30:5a God may be doing things to His people which are similar to those which men do when they are angry; so we conclude He is angry; but He is quickening the soul to make grace lively, to invigorate faith, to encourage hope, and make love to abound. John Gill
Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5b The nightly guest, Sorrow, slips away, and ere we know, another sits in her place. Some of us try to fight against that merciful process and seem to think that it is a merit to continue in the first moment of pain, and that it is treason to let today’s joy have its rights. That is to set ourselves against the dealings of God, and to refuse to forgive Him for what His love has done for us. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher
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