Psalm 96:1 Sing To The Lord

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Psalm 96:1

Music is something that has been a part of every society for all of history of mankind on this planet. Songs have been made and sung for thousands of years and continue to this day. There are songs that are about nearly every topic imaginable to a person. Thousands of different radio stations, and now online, play songs for people to sing along with. They capture the heart of people and say what people are thinking in new and different ways.

The psalmist encourages all the people of the earth to sing to the Lord a new song.

The world knows how to sing what is on their heart and mind and without shame or fear. Often the songs that are sung are about their heart’s feelings or desires, whether good or bad, right or wrong. Many of them are about sinful desires being played out in one’s life.

People love to sing along with songs that someone else wrote, because most people do not feel that they can personally sing, nor come up with their own words. However, a song is just words of the heart put to music or sung without music. All a person needs to do is sing what is on one’s heart.

Believers need to sing to God a new song. This new song is one of which is on their heart, based upon what God has done and is doing in their lives. Everyday God is doing something new in the life of the believer. This gives the believer a new song to sing about to God, giving Him praise for who He is and what He has done. It can show the joy and gratefulness in the heart of the believer.

You probably have a genre of music that you like to listen to and many of those songs you can sing along with, knowing all the words. They express what you feel. Even though you may not be a singer, nor a song writer, you do have a song you can sing to God. Take a moment to think about what God has done and is doing in your life and around you. Sing about those things. Give God praise through songs from your heart, bringing Him joy and honor.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will sing to God what is in your heart; that you will not be ashamed to sing before God a new song; and that the world will hear your song to and about God.

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Psalm 59:16 Sing Of God’s Mercy

But I will sing of Your power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. Psalm 59:16

Mercy is something that people seek when they are caught having done something wrong. It is desired because they do not want to have the punishment that is due them inflicted upon them. Yet, when someone does something wrong to a person, that person does not want to show mercy, but wants vengeance to the full letter of the law.

As David was being threatened to be killed by Saul, he sings of God’s power and mercy because God has been his defense and refuge in the days of trouble.

It is easy to desire vengeance when someone has done something wrong. One wants as much punishment on the wrong doer as possible. It gives a person a sense of satisfaction at vengeance having been accomplished.

At the same time, most people forget about the wrongs that they have done. These are not only the wrongs done against other people, but also the wrongs done against God.

From the very first moment a person does something wrong (sin) against God, one is deserving of eternal punishment in the harshest way possible. Satan and the world is standing against the person with accusation of that sin.

Yet, God in His great love and mercy, is willing to stand in one’s defense and remove that sin instead of judgement and death. Jesus paid the price for the sin for those who believe in Him and trust Him. God defends the believer against the accuser and becomes one’s refuge or safe place in the day of trouble and accusation.

The moment the believer knows and understands this, one will sing aloud of His great power and mercy for all the world to hear.

God, in His great love and mercy has been willing to have mercy upon you and remove all sin and guilt in your life and defend you against your enemies. As the world stands to condemn you of sin, God removes that sin and gives you life, defending your belief in Jesus.

Be willing to sing out loud of the mercy that God has shown you. Let the world know of His great power in removing sin and becoming a refuge in this fallen world of trouble and death.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s hand of mercy upon your life; that you will know God’s great power in your life; that you will sing of God’s mercy for the world to hear; and that God will be your refuge in days of trouble.

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Psalm 57:7 A Steadfast Heart Amid Trouble

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise. Psalm 57:7

Going through a difficult time is very difficult for most people. They worry and fear about what is occurring and what may still occur through the situation. Heart rate goes up, loss of sleep and trembling begins to happen out of the worry and fear of danger. Calmness has appeared to flee. These things only increase more and more with the greater the danger in the life of a person. The more it threatens one’s life, the more unstable the heart is.

As David is fleeing from being killed by Saul and hiding in a cave, he says that his heart is steadfast and repeats it again, and then says he will sing and give God praise.

While most people do not have someone physically coming after them to kill them, most have other dangerous situations that threaten them in some major way. Threat of the loss of a job, or a house or vehicle, threat of health that can include possible loss of life or some other major threat in one’s life occurs often.

During times like this, most people are scared, and their heart rate goes up out of fear and worry, and they complain about the situation. The world has a reason to fear, because they have no real hope.

Believers are not immune to dangers like these, in fact, Jesus promised that there would be threats and dangers. Yet, despite all the trouble that will occur, believers can be like David and have a steadfast heart. They do not have to worry or fear about anything, no matter how dangerous it is.

Believers can be calm with a steadfast heart, sing and praise God, because they know He is in control and will bring victory in the end.

As trouble occurs in your life, you may notice that your heart rate goes up and fear and worry tries to grip your heart. Instead of allowing that fear to take over your heart, your trust in God. Allow His supernatural peace to overcome the fear and bring peace to your heart and mind.

Sing a song of praise to God in the midst of trouble to refocus your mind upon God and how big He is and not on the temporary trouble in your life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will allow God to bring peace and calmness to your heart during trouble; that you will sing a song of praise to God during times of trouble; and that you will trust God in every situation in your life.

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