Thursday, October 28, 2010

Joyful Singer

Verse for Today: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Psalms 5:11 - But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You.

The Psalmist gives a great reason for God's people to be glad and to sing for joy. They are able to rejoice in the Lord because they are protected by Him from all the adverse circumstances. These circumstances are no ordinary situations, but are fierce and fearful. David could recount the attack of wild animals, monstrous men like Goliath, powerful men like king Saul, and great armies like that of the Philistines. David rejoiced in the Lord even in the midst of these severe trials and battles because the Lord was His refuge and protection. The Lord's protection meant absolute security and the elimination of all kinds of fear. No matter who came against him, David had the guarantee of divine protection which gave him confidence and strength to keep going for the Lord. When David fought battles, they were for the children of Israel. He went to battle in the name of the Lord. When enemy attacked him, he was under the wings and shadow of the Lord where there was no room for fear, anxiety or tension. Such people who enjoy the protection of the Lord could thus sing for joy and rejoice with exceeding gladness. As we sing this Psalm today, we have the privilege to claim the protection of our Lord and the confidence His mighty name gives us so that we can face any situation without fear or trembling. When fear is driven away by the peace of God which dwells in us through the indwelling Holy Spirit, we produce the fruit of the Spirit which is joy unspeakable. Joy in our lives is the express evidence that the peace of God reigns in our hearts.

Dear reader, are you being confronted by the enemy face to face and is he trying to frighten you? Are you being threatened by his roaring, and fierce looks? Is your situation complex and complicated so as to make you think that it is impossible to get out it? Remember, the Lord is your refuge and tower of strength. There is plenty of room at His presence for you to go and confide in Him and enjoy His protection and safety. No matter how complicated your situation, the Lord will rule and overrule it and turn things around for you to see His hand in your scenario. He will see to it that no harm is caused to you by the enemy. He wants you to put all your trust in Him and remain calm in His presence to sing praise to Him. He gives songs both in the night and when there is dark cloud in your horizon. You don't need to be afraid of the storms that begin to blow against you because you are protected in the tent of the Almighty. He will keep strengthening you through His promises in the Word and the counsel and comfort of the Holy Spirit. So you can sing like Paul and Silas in the dungeon even in the midnights of your life. Your songs will be powerful enough to penetrate the walls of the dungeons of doubt, confusion and anxiety, and will loosen the chains of circumstances and discouragements. The songs He brings up in your heart will soothe your soul and comfort you like a balm to the wounds. He will continue to strengthen and reassure you through these songs. As you go through the process of being strengthened by His Spirit, the world will realize that it is impossible to write off the children of God in times of adversity. May the God of David, Korah, Asaph, Paul and Silas challenge us to sing for joy for the deliverance that He has granted us! May He continue to strengthen us to fearlessly face our situations today with jubilant songs in our souls!

Psalms 100:2 - Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.

Thought for Today
During adversity or prosperity, God's children will be enabled to sing to the power of the Lord.

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