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Mourning into Dancing

Psalms 30:11/12 says, "you have turned for me, 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. Oh Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!"

That was David talking to God. You see, although David was anointed, he also went through a lot. He suffered through bad decisions (1 Samuel 11), jealously and hatred (1 Samuel 19). Yet, he never gave up. Even when his people (the men who followed him; the ones who were under his military command) wanted to kill him (1 Samuel 30:6), he encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord. And God turned his weeping and mourning into dancing (ie, joy, success, and gladness), literally and figuratively. 

Those are some examples of the ways we can do the same. One of the many extraordinary things I love about the bible is that God leaves us with so many ways we can draw strength and hope. The bible lets us know we're not alone in our struggles and that there were many before us (and who will come after us) who made it through. It's a great resource for life strategies. 

And it's further proof that weeping (and mourning) may endure for a little, but trust and believe, your dancing (joy) is coming. Stay with Jesus Christ and you will have everlasting strength.
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