1Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. 2The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. 3He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; 5make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, 6with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
7Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. 8Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; 9let them sing before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity. ~Psalm 98
There are days when my soul just needs to be lifted up. Sometimes I’m so full of happiness that I need something to direct my mouth, to help me express what my heart feels. Sometimes I’m weighed down by responsibilities or stress or sorrow and I need to hear music that connects to me, telling me I’m not alone or wrong to feel this way but there’s is hope. There is always hope to be had.
Today music served both purposes for me. I woke up feeling very happy, which was surprising because I’d had a stressful day at work yesterday. I took a much needed shower and hummed a tune that I couldn’t remember the words to and ended up singing Saved by Third Day (Offerings: A Worship Album).
And then I found out I had lost something that wasn’t mine. I felt my heart drop and my mind go a million miles an hour, trying my hardest to figure out what could have happened with it. I felt down, I just wanted to bury my depression with computer games, to just not think about it. But God was merciful; I believe He sent me the answer and thus I am no longer a burden. But still the after affects of stress are weighing down on me. I want to do nothing and think nothing. I still feel a little down. So I put on the album City On A Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise. Hearing these songs makes me want to sing worship songs to God and share His joy with the world. I guess I’ll be happy enough to share it here 🙂
I am very thankful for music today. Has music been a part of your day too? How has God blessed you today?