Psalm 30:11-12New King James Version (NKJV)
11 You 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.
Being quiet is alright, and at times needed, but if most of the time, I’m silent, then something’s wrong. In the battle of life, silence is always equated to defeat, while loud noises, shouts of celebrations, and overwhelming voices are for victories. God has given me victories over my weaknesses and gave me the grace needed for me to be an overcomer, as I’m more than conqueror in Christ Jesus. I can do all things through Him, and I’m seeing it happening as I’ve devoted my time in His presence, studying, meditating, and keeping His laws and the demands of His covenant. I’ve put my fear in the right perspective. I fear the Lord now more than I did before, as I’ve seen that, those who fear Him, are being instructed on which ways they should go. They don’t have to worry on which way to decide, for it would be given for them. Imagine that?
I’ve never seen life more beautifully now, so how can I remain silent? How can I remain in mourning? He turned my sadness into joy so I may sing His praises and declare His mighty deeds in the land of the living, for He has brought me up from the realm of the dead and spared me from going down to the pit. He has healed me and answered my cry, and ensured that the best is yet to come.
When I was stubborn and have kept on following my ways, I’ve started to lose my hearing to God’s voice. Day after day, from disobedience to another disobedience, that lovely voice is starting to fade away, until I wasn’t able to hear it anymore. Just like David, when he sinned against God, surprisingly, he didn’t write any single psalm. David described how terrible his life was when God was silent on him (e.g., Psalm 28), and how he was clothed with joy when he started to hear God’s voice again (e.g., Psalm 29, Psalm, 30). I’m hearing God’s voice again now, and it made me glad again. This time, I’ll be so careful. It’s time to break my silence.