A Song in the Heart

“The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.”

— Exodus 15:2

When we see that God delivers us, and He becomes our strength and our salvation, then He creates within us a song. Divine strength and spiritual song always go together. Nehemiah said “…the joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10), and so assurance and deliverance leads to rejoicing, and rejoicing leads to strength for holy living.

This is why Paul says that we are to rejoice in the Lord always because in rejoicing we find strength. If you are not rejoicing, you are not going to have strength for the journey in the Christian life. Is there joy in your heart? Is there joy in your home? Is there singing in both? There won’t be unless you know that God is your God and has become your salvation. The enemy of our souls cannot stand the praise of God. If you ever feel overwhelmed by evil or discouraged, start singing, even if you don’t feel like it. A song of praise will lift your heart and soul to God, and evil will flee.

God inhabits the praises of His people. The Christian religion has always been a singing religion. When you ever find yourself getting low, turn to the hymnal and sing to the Lord a new song. We sing because the Lord is our strength and our salvation.

Lord God, You created music, and You put a song in my heart. I thank You for this “heavenly language” that You gave us. I will praise You and sing unto Your holy name…