How does a Psalm, an FAQ page, and Transitions III all wind up in one post? There really isn’t a good answer. Sometimes ‘odd’ things just happen – or do they?
The Book of Psalms is a collection of Hebrew songs. Some are joyful and exuberant. Other psalms are quiet and reflective. And we can’t overlook the fact that many of these songs (psalms) are also prayers. The most famous is probably David’s prayer of repentance found in Psalm 51.
The challenge of uncertainty can squelch our songs. But we shouldn’t let that happen. Even when we don’t know what tomorrow holds, we know the One Who holds tomorrow! And that, too, is wisdom from a famous song.
The thread of truth that runs through the Psalms is that God is worthy to be praised regardless of our circumstances or perceived insecurities. I don’t know what uncertainties you are facing, but I seem to have at least my share. And lately I’ve wondered if maybe I have some that belong to someone else! Getting EquipUs off the ground, funded, and working has many ‘built-in’ uncertainties.
Today, like many in the past few weeks, had more things on the ‘to do’ list than there is day to get them done. But the Word must always be a priority. And my reading/study plan for today included Psalm 13. It’s a short one – just 6 verses. And verses 5 and 6 caught my eye:
But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for He has been good to me.
What are temporary uncertainties in light of Divine, perfect, unfailing love? We can never be insecure in light of that kind of love – but there’s more. Salvation causes us to rejoice. The security of eternal salvation gives perspective to all things. The Apostle Paul called his earthly difficulties these light afflictions. That’s perspective!
The Psalmist showed us the proper order of things. We rejoice in what we can never lose (salvation) and that will bring a song from our hearts, pouring over our lips like a fountain.
And what’s after the singing? Serenity. Look at it: He has been good to me. Whatever is good is what our Father does. He can do nothing less than that. His goodness never changes – even in the tasks and uncertainties of launching EquipUs. Now, insert your challenges for mine and you’ll see the truth still remains. It always does! Sing anyway – He’s worthy of it!
Soli Deo Gloria!