Some days are just harder than others to find my song, those are the days that I need to pause and take the time to just be still. I need to breathe in the goodness of God, feel his loving touch in the sunshine upon my face and experience his presence as it engulfs me through His word. I need to break away from the sounds of the world that threaten to deafen me and the burdens that are heavy upon me. I need to spend time reaching out to a loving Father, the creator of the universe who is my refuge; seeking Him through time spent in His word.
“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” Psalms 9:9-10
He is my hiding place when I need a place to go to get away from the struggles of this life. He never forsakes me, in Him I can find rest for my soul.
“I will praise thee, O Lord with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice, in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most high.” Psalms 9:1-2
When I lose my song, when I feel like giving up and I grow weary, God is there to hold me and to renew me. He stands up for me when I am unable to stand up for myself, he saves me from the troubles that come my way.
“Have mercy upon me, O Lord: consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death: That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.” Psalms 9: 13-14
When I wait patiently to hear His voice He will hear my cry and bring me to a renewed sense of His presence. He can give me a song, even when I don’t feel like singing.
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak them, they are more than can be numbered.” Psalms 40:1-5
When we pause and reflect, when we look to God rather than man, we will see God’s marvelous works that can not be numbered and all of the struggles of this world that work to bring us down will fade away. Our hearts will begin to see God for who he is, the one who is worthy of all our praise. In our thoughts of praise toward Him we will find our song.
“Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.” Psalms 9:11
So, today I will focus on God rather than man, remembering that my song comes from God and can only be found in Him 🙂 . . . And, thus I will sing 🙂