Psalm 30:11, 12 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.
We are all aware that we need to turn to the Lord continually to live in the life of blessing that He desires for us. But I want us to see that when we do turn to Him, He also turns to us and in so doing, He turns our hearts. When we turn to Him and He turns to us, there is a heart connection something like giving a dead battery a jump start. God is always about moving us from where we have been to where we can be in Him. Notice here in our scripture that the turning doesn't really start with the circumstances; the turning starts in our hearts, from the inside out. Wailing becomes dancing. We have new clothes of joy instead of mourning. The heart begins to sing rather than sitting in silence. And what erupts? Thankfulness.
The Lord desires to be our dance partner. As we look into His eyes, He leads our every step. We rest our head, weary from worry and fear, onto His broad shoulders-- the government shall be upon His shoulders. . . Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). "Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10)." He dances us till the dawn. Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning (Psalm 30:4, 5). He dances us over our circumstances until they are threshed as the wheat yields its grain. He Himself gives the song. "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17)."