Psalm 30I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.
O LORD, you brought me up from the grave;
you spared me from going down into the pit.
Sing to the LORD , you saints of his; praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favour lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
When I felt secure, I said, "I will never be shaken."
O LORD , when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed.
To you, O LORD , I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy:
"What gain is there in my destruction,
in my going down into the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me;
O LORD, be my help."
You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.
It's the second to last paragraph that gets me. "What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help." This sounds strange to me, "God, if you smite
me, there'll be no-one to praise you, and then where will you be?"
Many of the Psalms are happy ending ones like this, only a few (Psalm