So much of what we choose to do or not do is linked to our feelings. In our culture one of the things that we really link to our emotions is music. We play music to cheer us up or to calm us down or create a romantic environment with the one we love. In Scripture it is interesting to note that there is never a bad time to worship the Lord. Singing to the Lord is treasured by Him. Singing to the Lord seems to have a way of shifting the burdens of our heart and replacing the worry with a confidence in an all knowing, sovereign and wise God. Things look so perplexing from our vantage point at times, but to step into the realm of worship truly brings us into the presence of the Almighty. I envision a little boy being harassed by the school bullies, sitting curled up and defeated, sensing someone behind him, yet reluctant to turn around and look, he hears the voice of his Dad behind him saying, “I am here.” Relief washes over him and his soul is settled, because his Dad is there.
Friends, sometimes in the hardest, most challenging times it is best to sing praises to God and know that your Father is there…He has got your back, He has a plan and He ISN’T going anywhere.
“Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation. They exult in your righteousness. You are their glorious strength. It pleases you to make us strong. Yes, our protection comes from the Lord, and he, the Holy One of Israel, has given us our king.” Psalms 89:15-18 New Living Translation
“Lord, we are so grateful that you are trustworthy. Help us on those days when our hearts are heavy. Help us worship you and trust you even when we feel weak. We love you. We praise you and we worship you. In Jesus Name. Amen.”