The Promise for God’s People

By: Woody Godbey

Psalms 30:11-12 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

I love these two verses, one of my favorite promises in the Bible. Let this sink in, God turns mourning into dancing! What an awesome God, He takes away the anguish of being clothed in sadness and replaces it with gladness. Notice that it doesn't say He simply stops your mourning and makes it disappear. No, He transforms it…into joy! He turns your sorrow into gladness. He takes your failure and creates success! We serve an awesome and mighty God, who says, "All things work together for good to them that love Him, and to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

Take time to dwell on this promise. Our sorrows, disappointments, tragedies and failures are very real but they are also "raw material" for a divine transformation that our Lord will accomplish in His time for His glory. And we WILL dance! God will do it. Our part is simply to wait…believe…and cling tightly to this wonderful promise!

I can testify, this promise is for all of God's people. I can't tell you how many times He has transformed my tragedies and storms of life into dancing and gladness. I have experienced His Amazing Grace so many times. It's not always overnight but in His time and His way.

Thank you Lord for your Mercy, Grace, Kindness and Goodness to me. You are better to me than I deserve. Amen! God Bless!!