I will exalt you, LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit. Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favour lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Exaltation and praises are on King David’s lips. God has helped, healed, brought him up and spared him. No wonder he wants to give thanks and praise.
David recognises, also, that often the hard times pass. The low moments are then followed by rejoicing and the knowledge that God favours us our while life long.
Can we pace ourselves in the psalm and rejoice like David? Do we call to mind the reality of God with us always?
Lord Jesus, you have done so much for us. You have saved us to the uttermost. Thank you. Amen.