I Will Extol The Lord

For the first time in days I was able to focus on the Word again, it felt wonderful to spend time with my Father.  Well, I have spent time with him throughout this illness but not in the same way – I was so weak and weary I could not read much, and even staying alert through documentaries or bible studies was a challenge.  So I drew near to God the only way I could the past few days, through prayer.  I prayed earnestly for my husband and son who were also sick to be healed, I prayed for brothers and sisters in Christ who are struggling in their walk, I prayed for those who have yet to know the Lord, I prayed for strength to continue to serve God and that I might bring him honor and glory with my life.  Sometimes I think I just rambled a bit as I struggled to breathe and shook with fever.  But always I was talking to God, was trusting him to see me through this trial.  And he did.  We are all definitely on the mend, although we do have a little more healing to do.  When I took the Bible out while the guys planted the kitchen garden I opened it to and just soaked in the word of my Lord.  Then after coming back inside I flipped to Psalms and 30 jumped out at me, I read it through a few times and knew it would be my post tonight.  Tonight I will extol the Lord!

I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.  Psalms 30:1
O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.  Psalms 30:2
O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.  Psalms 30:3
Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.  Psalms 30:4
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.  Psalms 30:5
And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.  Psalms 30:6
LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.  Psalms 30:7
I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.  Psalms 30:8
What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?  Psalms 30:9
Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.  Psalms 30:10
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;  Psalms 30:11
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.  Psalms 30:12

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