“For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.” Psalm 63:7
Often times, we think only of singing when we’re happy and times are good, but singing bringing strength for trial comes out in Acts 16. Paul and Silas are unjustly imprisoned for the sake of the Gospel, and what do they do while they’re in prison? Sing! (Acts 16:25)
Even in suffering, SING!
As you study Scripture on this point you’ll notice that sometimes singing gives birth to joy and sometimes joy gives birth to singing. But persistently in Scripture, joy and singing are bound together. You can’t study one of those two biblical themes without encountering the other.
If you struggle for joy – SING! If you are joyful – SING! In God’s perfect design and in His perfect understanding of the human condition He has bound joy and singing together for His people.
Singing has such a unique way of bringing your heart, soul, mind, and strength together to focus entirely and completely on God. In an age of distraction, singing grabs the attention of all our senses and focuses us on God.
In Revelation 7:9-10, the Apostle John describes a glimpse of eternity with a great multitude of people from every tribe, peoples, and languages singing before the Lamb, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Will you on that day be one of the great multitude that no one could number, singing the song of the Lamb, singing His praises? I hope you’ll be there, singing the song of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Sing now. Sing forever.
Dear God, please help me to turn to You with a song in my heart throughout the day. In Jesus’ name, amen.
This FaithIt Daily Devotion is excerpted from “7 Reasons Why Singing Matters (Even When You’re Not Good at It” by Tom Olson. Read the entire post here.
“The next morning, he went to be with Jesus.”
As they belt out this goosebump-raising rendition of the song in worship and surrender, we’re reminded that our hope resides in Christ alone.