1 I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my foes rejoice over me. 2 O LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. 3 O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
4 Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. 5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.
6 Now in my prosperity I said, “I shall never be moved.” 7 LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was troubled.
8 I cried out to You, O LORD; And to the LORD I made supplication: 9 “What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth? 10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper!”
11You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, 12 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.
What does it look like to be good enough? To serve enough? To love enough? To support enough? Will the line always appear to be so gray or will I one day wake in the midst of my twenties and just get it? In my thirties? In my forties? Does anyone ever get it? Will I always fall short? Will I always feel so helpless? Will my will ever truly align with God’s? How do I seek His favor in the midst of all of this heaviness? Will I always feel every emotion so intensely? Why do I consistently feel like I’m not on the right track? What am I doing wrong? Why must I wrestle with so many questions all the time? Let me know that You love me and let that be enough.