”You turned my lament into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, so that I can sing to You and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise You forever.” -Psalm 30:11-12
This portion of Scripture creates such a beautiful picture. It looks to me like my daddy coming to my rescue and turning something that was meant to hurt me into something good. He picked my crying, dirty self up out of the mud; cleaned me up; and kissed all my boo-boos. He made me beautiful and joyful so that now I sing instead of cry. I sing out of a grateful heart to my hero, my Daddy, my Abba.
Would God do that for me if He didn’t love me? Somehow I doubt it. He has nothing to gain but my love and gratitude . . . and maybe a small amount of entertainment from my singing if I stay on key. I have nothing of real value to give Him in return. Even my love is not as pure as His and hardly worthy of the King of kings. Still, He wants my love. He wants me. He wants relationship with all of us. So much so that He’s willing to pull us out of the muck, clean us up, heal our hurts, and give us joy.
We get a relationship with The Creator of the universe, and all that that implies. We receive unconditional love, divine guidance and direction, protection (nothing comes to us without crossing His desk first) . . . the list goes on. It’s amazing what all God has for His children who are called by His name and created for His glory (Isaiah 43:7). The sheer joy of being in His Presence is more than we deserve. “You reveal the path of life to me; in Your Presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.” -Psalm 16:11
Draw close to your Heavenly Father today and enjoy His Presence!
©2018, Brenda Lenz – Loving Proof devotional