I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. —Psalm 9:2
Even in the face of disappointment, God has given His people many reasons to sing. The redeemed always have cause to sing, even when our hearts are heavy or our circumstances feel overwhelming. I made myself a list in the last few days of some of the causes I have to sing, regardless of what’s going on around me:
Jesus died for me. My sins are forgiven. I’ve been declared righteous. We who were His enemies are now called His friends.
We’re beloved children of God. We’ve been adopted into His family. We’re accepted in the beloved. We have peace with God. We have eternal life. We’re eternally secure.
No one and nothing can ever snatch us out of the Father’s hand. Jesus stands before the throne of God, forever interceding on our behalf. He is always working to protect and to provide to meet our needs, no matter what is going on.
Make a list of your own. Write down the many reasons you have to sing.
Make it Personal
Start on your list today and keep adding to it each day this week. Then make a point to actually sing to the Lord.