Reading with the Pastor
Read Matthew 25 and Psalm 30
Every 1/40th of a second, the retina of your eye can transmit a new image consisting of more than 100 million bits of information.
God did that! We serve a powerful and creative God.
We serve a powerful and creative God.
His designs are awe-inspiring. His creativity is beyond our imagining. His power is limitless.
In Psalm 30, David pens one of the most awe-inspiring, beyond-imagining, displays of God’s power in his life with the following words:
You have turned my mourning into dancing;
. you have loosed my sackcloth
> and clothed me with gladness,
that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!
Psalm 30:11-12 (ESV)
Turning grief and sorrow and loss and mourning, darkness, and depression into dancing is an unthinkable miracle when your pain is at its most oppressive thickness; when your spirit, soul, and body are assaulted by tragedy, and hopelessness invades your spirit and violently tries to undo all of your dreams and plans.
David says, “that’s where I’ve been” but the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, my God “turned my mourning into dancing.” (vs. 11) With confidence, he cries out “O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.” (vs. 3)
We serve a mighty God.
We serve a good God.
And He delights to do what looks impossible.
Trust Him like King David.
In your sorrows, in your heartaches, in your disappointments, in your anxieties, run to Him as your refuge, your strength, your rock, your stronghold, your fortress, the truth in the midst of the lies of the evil one. Run to Him. Crawl if you must, but trust Him to be your protector.