Psalm 30 (In Modern Language)


September 8

Eugene Peterson is a master with words and this week, I’ve been enjoying his modern interpretation of the Psalms. It’s an honest, fearless, worshipful message inspired by Scripture’s truth:

God, my God, I yelled for help

And you put me together.

God, you pulled me out of the grave,

Gave me another chance at life

When I was down and out.

You did it: you changed wild lament

Into whirling dance;

You ripped off my black mourning band

And decked me with wildflowers.

I’m about to burst with song;

I can’t keep quiet about you.

God, my God,

I can’t thank you enough.[i]

 We worship a worthy God who crowns us with life—with wildflowers—that will never fade. Even when our afflictions are ugly.


[i] Eugene H. Peterson, The Message of the Psalms (Psalm 30)

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