This is a song written by David at the dedication of the temple. He is reminded of all the blessings from God. Not just in the good times, but how God turns the negative into good. Like from one night to the next morning. He says… “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Vs. 5) That’s just who our Lord is. And David is saying he trusts God and his love.
And at the end of his song, David becomes an evangelist for God and his tender mercies. He knew how his sinful heart and ways deserved punishment, and yet he saw how God reacted to his repentance. “you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! (Vss. 11b,12) David had been mourning over his sins, evidenced by the mention of sackcloth. It reflected a person’s repentant heart. God, in his mercy, had now removed his sackcloth and clothed him with gladness. Mourning to gladness!!
And there’s nothing left in David’s heart to do but sing praises to the Lord and give thanks to him forever. David says he cannot be silent. This is verbal testimony to God’s faithfulness, his love, grace and mercy. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3.22,23) Sound familiar?
God wastes nothing in our lives. He can turn the most evil circumstance into that which brings him glory. David can attest to that, big time! And in so doing, he blesses us. Friends, don’t keep silent about what God has done in your life.