Psalm 31. Sometimes we may think that an image of someone that is really holy and really devoted to God goes around with a constant smile on their face. If a loved one dies or their home burns down or they find themselves abducted by terrible people they would just brush the dust off their jacket and smile and say “Praise God.”

While there maybe certain changes we need to make when responding to circumstances, one is not more godly if they turn off the rest of their emotional expressions. We see this in this psalm where David expresses complaint about current circumstances and praise to the God that carries him through – sometimes even in the same sentence. Let us never be unbalanced in our emotions and let our lives find that balance in who God is and His Will for us.