Written by Rev. Craig Moock, pastor, Rural Chapel United Methodist Church in Galena, OH
As we practice our faith today, my encouragement for us all is that we are to choose Joy!! It says in Psalm 30:11 “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with Joy!” (NIV).
For David, he had joy because God changed his situation. However, for many of us, God gives us Joy, not because He changed our situation, but because he changed our view of our situation. When you experience the love of the God who created the universe, it is possible to have Joy regardless of your circumstances.
With that, if we are to choose Joy in the midst of this present challenge, we need to be more focused on God and God’s love than we are on the challenges which face us. So today, I encourage us all to turn to God. Trust that God can and will bring you Joy regardless of your situation and He will turn your wailing into dancing and clothe you with Joy. You are missed!!!
You turned my wailing into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.Psalm 30:11