Thursday, July 2, 2015

Singing in the Dark

Songs! Music! What an effect music can have on us! When we are discouraged or have issues weighing heavily, music – especially God-created music – can lift our spirits and drive away despair.

God had filled David’s life with song, giving him a ‘singing heart’. The Psalms are filled with his praises and songs to God. If we were to study David’s life, we would discover attempted assassination, persecution, slander, discouragement and despair.

Through his ‘trouble’, David learned how to depend on and know the God who could deliver him from these trials. He could say:  “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1)

In Psalm 32:7, he wrote of his songs of deliverance. He could sing in the midst of trouble, for his security was in God, ‘the Source of his song’. David’s testimony is that he was hiding in God from every storm of life. Although not spared from trials, he was assured of God’s protection from the devastating effects of storms − sometimes protected IN storms; at other times protected FROM them. No wonder David could sing “You surround me with songs of deliverance” – and why shouldn’t he!

Is your heart a ‘singing heart’? Regardless of present pressures, you can have a song – a song of deliverance.

It is easy to sing when we can read the notes by daylight − when all is going well − but God enables us to sing in the darkness when He surrounds us with His presence and strength.

Selah − Think and meditate on these thoughts!

May you be blessed as we serve together.

Pastor Roger