King David was a deeply passionate man. We see this clearly from the Psalms he wrote. We find comfort, strength, and inspiration from the Psalms, partly because of the richness of emotions that come through David’s writing.
Psalm 30 celebrates God’s goodness and begins with: “I praise you, Lord, because you have saved me and kept my enemies from gloating over me. I cried to you for help, O Lord my God, and you healed me; you kept me from the grave. I was on my way to the depths below, but you restored my life.” (Psalm 30:1-3 Good News Translation)
It ends with these up lifting words: “You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance; you have taken away my sorrow and surrounded me with joy. So I will not be silent; I will sing praise to you. Lord, you are my God; I will give you thanks forever.” (Psalm 30:11-12 Good News Translation)
Like King David, we have all experienced, seasons of fear and sadness; but also seasons when we were ‘surrounded with joy‘. When we remember our seasons of joy, lets not forget to sing and dance – this helps us to heal, and to be strengthened to face tomorrow with fresh hope.
Lord, fill my life with singing and joyful dance, in Jesus name, Amen!