“I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love, for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. You are my Strength, I will sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.” (Psalm 59:16,17)
In the very heart of the Old Testament scriptures there is a songbook. Sixty- seven times in the Psalms the writer declares that he will sing to the LORD, Not performance singing. Heart singing. Singing…not because the situation demanded it. In fact, in the darkest times, the admonition to sing is even stronger.
Today…let great hymns lift your spirit to God. “Great is thy faithfulness, O God, my Father. There is no shadow of turning with thee.” Or, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me…”. “Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to thy bosom fly.” Or make your own simple tune to sing, “Thank you, Lord.”
Sing with the one you care for. An old hymn from childhood can lift their spirit and yours in the very cloudiest of times.
“Let everything that breathes praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” (Psalm 150:6)
Prayer – O LORD, I ask for a heart of gratitude, one that wants to sing of your goodness and grace. Amen
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