Wednesday, June 12, 2013

devotinoal wednesday.


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you have turned my mourning into dancing /// psalms 30:11

I have heard this verse a thousand times. I have sang the song. I have used this verse to comfort others. But the other day I felt God slightly tug at my heart with this verse. You see, a while back I had a season of mourning, a season of tears, a season of hurt, and loss. I never once questioned God about my situation ... but I trusted that he would turn my mourning in to dancing. 

My dancing came in the form of my youngest daughter, Lyla.

my sweet lyla girl.

She is such a joy. Her joy is infections and contagious. The simple fact is if things had gone the way I had wanted them to, I wouldn't have her. End of story. I took me a while to see the joy after the sorrow, but I see it very clearly now. So thankful today for Gods presence in my life, and for his hand over situations I sometimes can't understand, and more importantly for turning my mourning into dancing.

10 comments:

17 Perth said...

I needed this so much today. Thank you! It is a great reminder, that even though we may not understand---His plans are far better than we could imagine! What a blessing He gave you...and it makes me so so encouraged! Thank you!

beth said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!!

I love this post so much- God does turn our mourning into dancing doesn't he?

God Bless YOU!!!!!

xo

Susan Liberatore said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you are doing something special today. I would totally bake you a cake. Know it.

And, this post comes at a great time. My gf's father is gravely ill...I don't know how to turn what could be mourning into dancing but I can tell you that I am doing my best to not complain about anything insignificant and appreciate each moment.

Ashlea with an a said...

love this post! My little girls help me remember to dance as well!

Happy birthday!

Care said...

This is my favorite verse!! do you mind if I use it for instrfram? Just beautiful!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!!! Keep dancing. Love ya friend!!!

Tabitha said...

Such a great quote. I've never seen it before but so true.

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Leah said...

amen. praise, praise Him for it. and happy birthday sweet friend, enjoy every minute of it!!

Trina said...

So beautiful!

Allison said...

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