We know as believers in this world we are going to have pain and suffering. Jesus told his disciples to be of good cheer for I have overcome the world. God gave me what to say when I was encouraging someone through their trial. I immediately was encouraged by encouraging someone else. Each time I go through a challenging situation, God puts a song in my heart to get me through. Slaves used songs as a code for their escape. David played his harp to soothe King Saul who was tormented by evil spirits. We use soft music to soothe babies when they have a challenging time sleeping. God does the same for us. Music is very powerful.
Psalm 32:7 Amplified Version: You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble;
You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah.
Psalm 68:6: God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
2 Chronicles 20:21-23: 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his[c] holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:“Give thanks to the Lord,
for his love endures forever.”22 As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 23 The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
Tonex’s song “Syng” lyrics stood out to me:
Life can be a struggle everyday
But you gotta sing sorrow away
Everything you touch is just a song
Sing it loud all day and all night long
After fall and winter then come spring
Flowers bloom and birds begin to sing
Sing and watch your problems fade away
Remember trouble don’t last always
David was a man after God’s own heart. He was not perfect and some situations he faced were because of bad decisions he made and sin. However, David was a worshiper and sang to God. He ran quickly to God when he was in trouble. He also repented when he was confronted with sin. God provides a way of escape through songs he puts in our hearts for our deliverance.
The suffering won’t be long, as you sing your victory song!
Prayer: Thank you God for your brand new mercies. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but God delivers us out of them all. God, thank for surrounding me with songs of deliverance. I am singing my way to victory. Thank you for a way of escape for me. I receive my victory now! In Jesus name!