This worship, devotional has blessed me, and still is blessing me today. So I have decided to share some topics with the house. Please give it a chance. Let it bless you, cos it will, if only you allow it.
But I will sing of Your power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
PSALM 59: 16, NKJV
Read through Psalm 59 again today. What beautiful words. Such exquisite expressions of faith in God. I would love to have been present the first time this psalm was sung as part of worship!
I’ve already mentioned that in the face of adversity, David begins to worship. He doesn’t moan and complain. He lifts his voice to praise. Isn’t it fascinating that all of David’s troubles and conflicts have released us such beautiful words of worship? These rich psalms express prayers and simple cries of the heart that were wonderful in his days but are preserved for us to hold fast to today. They are just as beautiful today as when he wrote them.
Even a quick glance at history shows us that the great artisans of the world have always created culture-altering works during or after great personal trials. In fact, the music of the house of God is in no small degree indebted to the trials of the saints and God’s faithfulness to them. God bless them—and us—through their faithfulness.
There is no need for us to go out looking for troubles. Because we live in a fallen world, trouble will find us with little or no help. But when we do experience hardship and even persecution, let’s never forget that a special blessing awaits us—and our grace under fire leaves something special and beautiful for those that follow us. You dont have to write songs to leave a legacy of God’s grace to future generations!
Thank you for the faithfulness of your saints, O God. They have left me with such a richness of faith and beauty. When I face trials and tribulations, give me the grace to bless those who follow me.
~ Darlene Zschech, Revealing JESUS