Today’s psalm reminds us that, despite our faithlessness to God, God continues to be faithful to us. God has the power to turn sorrow into joy.
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday -8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
Psalm 30 July 2, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, Psalm 30
Monday, Psalm 34
Tuesday, Psalm 40
Wednesday, Psalm 57
Thursday, Psalm 66
Friday, Psalm 116
Saturday, Psalm 138
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
2O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
3O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit. (Psalm 30:2-3)
- The praise of a soul lifted up from despair cannot be silenced. The psalmist knows deep grief; thanksgiving for deliverance from that grief is deeper still.
- Tell of a time you felt God restored you from grief or illness. How did it feel when you were grieved or sick? How did it feel to be restored?
- Wonder: If sadness was a place, what would it look like?
- Do: Reach out to someone who has recently experienced a loss. Bring a meal or offer a listening ear.
PRAY: God of life, you have the power to bring us up even from the depths of death. Dry our tears and lift our heads to the light of your healing love, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
BLESS: May God restore you to wholeness. Amen.