-Theme: God does great things in the midst of our adversity and chastening. His power releases us from sin’s captive hold and brings us into full joy with Him.
-Historical Insight: Another anonymous “Psalm of Ascent,” but is often attributed to the exiles returning from captivity in Ezra 1 as a celebration song.
-*Application* Our God brings us back from the adversity and punishment that we justly receive in this life as a result of straying from His commands, precepts, and ways. The LORD is gracious and merciful towards us when He doesn’t have to be. It is like a beautiful dream when He revives us and blesses us despite our own depravity. His righteousness saves and delivers us from the most distressful situations when we step towards Him in childlike-dependent faith. We become glad again; we laugh, we shout, we sing, we testify once more. “Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting (Psalm 126:5).” Never forget this my friend. Immerse yourself in His amazing grace.
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 126:5