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Sing A Song

Reflection: “Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him.” Psalm 68:1a, 5 

Response: 
There are problems all around. Nearly every day on the television, in the news, or when we just walk out the door, we hear of something shocking or negative.

Maybe we don’t have to look externally—perhaps our current circumstances mirror similar difficulty. Life may be hard, people in our lives challenging, and troubles inevitable for the predictable future. 

Circumstances and pressures may cause depression, heaviness, or for some to question the point of their walk with God. Answers to our prayers seem wholly ignored. And God’s promises seem hollow and unfulfilled.

We find ourselves in a quandary—in a position where we say we believe God, and our confidence is in God. But, in our minds and emotions, we reached the brink of “I can’t take anymore,” “I can’t go any further,” “Prayer doesn’t work,” or God forbid—”I don’t want to live anymore.”

Our heart towards God wavers, and we begin to lose faith and confidence in there ever being something different or better of who we are called to be God’s people.

The Lord wants to encourage and strengthen you today. His word: “Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him…” The Psalms speak about the heart’s issues—what one feels or the secret places of one’s spirit. 

They are songs that are written to stir up, stimulate, motivate, or revive the believer’s convictions in the providence and promises of God. They also teach us to reflect on God and His word, i.e., controlled and right thinking about God’s character.

The Psalms invite us into prayer, praise, and worship as a guide to consider the works that He has done.

Psalm 68 indicates the general theme throughout most psalms: God is supreme and triumphs over all His enemies. Psalm 68 also uses the command “let.” It is a call for God’s people to praise God, and in this case, through singing.

Singing songs of victory stirs the soul and motivates the spirit. When we sing praises to God during trials, it calms our hearts. When we sing praises despite how we feel, it comforts our soul. When we sing praises regardless of our circumstances, it increases our capacity to be more grateful.

Live exceptionally- in balance, freedom, and rest. ™
If you’ve reached the brink of “NO MORE” before you do anything else—sing. Sing a song now. “Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him…Whose name is the LORD…”.

4 thoughts on “Sing A Song

  1. Sandra says:

    I am in complete agreement that sometime when we are under stress, anxiety and downright overwhelmed, on our knees we pray and cry out to God for help and redress of whatever our problems are. It is not unusual to want a miracle, a moment where the clouds lift and we experience an answer; a revelation. What we also realize is that it is not in our time but in God’s time that an answer comes.
    In my life a song of hope and comfort moves my countenance from feeling low to an unmistakable soothing relief that uplifts my spirit and makes me hopeful again. I hold on to the peace and joy those songs create and move forward.

  2. Tina says:

    Very encouraging!! I needed to hear this!

  3. Samantha says:

    Amen! Glory to God…. this is so true and so amazing. Every word of this ministered to me deeply. So amazing

  4. Theresa says:

    Hi, yes your absolutely right because I can be so down and I just start to singing and praising and all my troubles seem to fade away.I be singing when I’m cooking and I feel my food tastes better, I sing when I’m in the shower and the pain I’m in it seems like it goes from a 11 to a 4. I sing when I’m happy I cry and I sing when I think he forgot about me and it just makes me feel great inside it uplifts my spirit.something about the name Jesus he’s the reason why I sing.I sing because I love the Lord and he brings joy to my heart and he won’t judge me being off key 😂

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