A psalm is “a sacred song or hymn.” (1828 Webster’s Dictionary) In the Bible, the book of Psalms is a wonderful book of songs. Not songs like we hear on the radio but songs of the psalmist’s heart. Sometimes his heart was “singing” about doubt or fear. Other times, it was singing about joy or trust.
Like the psalmist, one we know was David, we also carry songs in our heart. Different seasons of life brings about different songs. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) There are songs of doubt, fear, gladness, joy, grief, sorrow and peace. Each song the heart sings reflects a moment in our life story which is designed by God.
David, in Psalm 40, for instance, wrote this psalm in which his heart sings of patience, being low, finding strength, praising God and trust. He moves through verses 1 to 5 singing of how he needs God, waits on Him, seeks Him and finds Him to finally proclaim God’s wondrous deeds. It says in Psalm 34:8, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
The song of our heart ought to always reflect the awe of God no matter the season we’re in. Even through times of fear, doubt, worry and sorrow, the song of our heart should mirror God’s love for us. Our song should be of trust, peace, surrender and obedience. If our hearts could sing of those during trying times, what an example of Christ we would be! In addition, what strength we will find to endure. Why? Because we remove the focus off of what we are feeling and grab a hold of the wondrous love given to us by our Father in heaven through His Son, Jesus.
It is then the song of our heart can be about the goodness of God no matter our circumstances. Today, I ask you, what is the song of your heart? If you are singing about doubt and fear, seek the Lord and make it about trust. If you are singing about grief and sorrow, seek Him and make it about peace and surrender. If you are singing about anger and bitterness, look to God and make it about resting in and relying on Him. Today seek the Lord and ask Him to “put a new song in [your] mouth, a song of praise to our God.” (Psalm 40:3, brackets mine)
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