Daily Reflections

Put It to Music

October 16, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

LORD, I have heard the report about you; Lord, I stand in awe of your deeds. Revive your work in these years; make it known in these years. In your wrath remember mercy! —Habakkuk 3:2

Music is expressive. Though we may not personally appreciate or approve of the lyrics and instrumentation, a song tells us something about the singer’s life.

Many biblical passages were written with the intent of being put to music. The lyrics recount stories of how God interacted with people, bringing them to repentance and restoration and softening their hardened hearts.

The third chapter of Habakkuk is one such passage. It is the personal musings of a prophet who had questioned God but had grown to trust Him again. Though nothing about his circumstances had changed between the first and last verse, Habakkuk had received a fresh vision of God . . . and that was worth singing about.

What is your song today? Even if you have to “borrow” a song, sing it. Put the work and ways of God in your life to music.


Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith (Revive Our Hearts series)

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

Try writing a few lines about God’s goodness as you have experienced it. Or borrow a song that’s already been written and sing.