A Song in Your Heart

Author: Sara DeBord — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: June 26, 2020

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A Song in Your Heart

Today may be a day you woke up and looked out at the world around you and wanted no more of it. Life feels crushing, unfair, as though it is falling apart. You may think you are completely alone. You are not. People may have failed you, or they don’t know how to give you what you need, but God has given you a song. He has given all of His creation a song of hope, even the trees in the forests, the hills, and the mountains. In fact, the Bible references the word sing over four hundred times and even commands us to sing. Why? In Christ—even in your darkest moments—deep, deep inside of you a song waits for you to give it life. It doesn’t matter if you have a good voice or if you don’t know what to sing. Go to God’s Word and find truths to sing—the deep truths of the good news of Jesus. Run to Him, the One who is true, who gives freedom and restoration from sin and death (John 14:6). If your faith is in Him, He has given you a song of salvation that He sang over you first and sings over you even now (Zephaniah 3:17; 1 John 4:19). So, like a crumbling dam, let the words break you open, fall from your mouth like a river. Spill the emotions in a rush. Cry. Scream. But sing. In today’s Bible passages, joy goes hand in hand with the song of salvation, and God is referred to as a stronghold (Psalm 59:16). Song to God surrounds you with comfort, peace, and joy. He is your fortress (Psalm 91:2). Song reminds you that, if you know Jesus, you belong to God—loved, special, and chosen in Him. The only One who knows your heart better than you is God. He knows your pain, your fears, your hopelessness. He wants to carry all of that for you. So raise your voice in song, child of God! He will give you the words to sing as He completes the work He started in you (Philippians 1:6). • Sara DeBord • If God has given the trees, hills, and mountains a song, do you believe He will provide you—a child of God in Christ—the truths to sing as well? • Read Psalm 118:14, Acts 4:11-12, Romans 1:16 and 8:18-30. Why is the song of God’s people (and creation) rooted in salvation through Jesus? He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and they will trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:3 (CSB)

Read Verses:

1 Chronicles 16:31-33; Psalm 59:16; Isaiah 49:13