Joy (Psalm 30)

This psalm was written by David, probably after his sin that took place in I Chronicles 21. And it talks about the joy of forgiveness and restoration.

But I also see Jesus in this psalm.

On the cross, the Father hid his face from Jesus. But Jesus wasn’t suffering for his own sins as David did. He suffered for ours.

And while David, cried, “What gain is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit?”, there was great gain in Jesus dying for us. On the cross, he paid the price for our sins. But he didn’t stay dead. The Father brought him back up from the grave and has lifted him up, giving him the name above every other name.

And because Jesus suffered God’s wrath for a moment, now we can enjoy his favor for a lifetime…for eternity.

Because he wept, we now have joy.

So whatever you’re going through, remember the cross. Remember that because of Jesus, we have hope.

And let us sing with David:

Sing to the Lord, you his faithful ones, and praise his holy name. (4)

I will exalt you, Lord…Lord my God, I will praise you forever. (1, 12)

About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください:
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