Updated: Nov 19, 2018
Psalm 13: 5 & 6 "But I will trust in Your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing the LORD's Praise because He has been good to me." David ends this Psalm that begins with so many questions with the exact right response. “I will sing the LORD’s praise because He has been good to me.”
Singing and praise, even when there are difficult, challenging questions, set our hearts at peace.
David recognized God’s goodness. We can too. When we look around and see beauty, when we remember that this life is barely a heartbeat next to eternity, when we recount the great sacrifice that Jesus made for us, our hearts can sing. Praise can fill our minds and spill out of our lips and God’s peace and joy can flood our very existence even when the trials of life seem to overwhelm.
Lord, today I want to sing with the song-writer, “It is well with my soul.” His children had died at sea and yet he could pen those words because You are bigger than the grief and sadness of this life. You are the Peace that passes all understanding.