dancing through the tears

Yesterday our pastor spoke on Psalm 30 and the message title was, "Dancing with Broken Bones" (eventually you can listen to it here, it's just not up yet). It was powerful, it was needed, and it was gracious. Why is it when we are hurting (in whatever way: physical, emotional, spiritual) our tendency is to back away, sit down, and just try to survive? "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" (30:5) Joy will be deeper, peace more sustaining, love more overwhelming if I will dance. Dance when I'm weeping, because He will be carrying me.

"Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones which You have crushed rejoice" (Ps. 51:8).


  1. Kristen, thanks for your "unbiased" encouragement to worship at Woodmen Valley Chapel on my trip to Colorado Springs. The worship was rich! My only surprise was to realize that pastor Matt was on the big screen, but I quickly got used to it.

    Regards, Your DFW to Springs seat mate...

  2. I'm glad it was a fruitful time. I did keep my eye out for you, but as you probably noticed, it's pretty difficult to find someone there.