“A Psalm of Thanksgiving” (Psalm 30)
Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday AM, November 22, 2015
Psalm 30 (NIV)
A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. Of David.
1 I will exalt you, Lord,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit.
4 Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
6 When I felt secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”
7 Lord, when you favored me,
you made my royal mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed.
8 To you, Lord, I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 “What is gained if I am silenced,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;
Lord, be my help.”
11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.
1. “Help, Lord, I’m in trouble!” (1, 2, 3, 5, 11)
2. “Before the trouble came, I was proud and overconfident.” (6–8)
3. “When trouble came, I prayed to you in my distress.” (2, 8, 9, 10)
4. “God, you heard my prayer and had mercy on me.” (1, 2, 3, 11)
5. “Now, God, I praise you and thank you for your mercy.” (1, 4, 5, 12)
Main Idea: God is worthy of our eternal praise and thanks, because He lifted us out of the pit of death.