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Im Singing In The Rain
10/1/2014

Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Psalms 100:2 (NKJV)

I don’t know about you but I like the rain—albeit in moderation.  It can be the soft summer drizzle, or a springtime shower; it can be a late September monsoon, or the cold icy winter downpour.  They all have their great characteristics, and they all can propose unique challenges or even trials depending on where you are at when they hit. 

I find the same thing to be true when life’s difficulties come raining down.  Each potential problem can bring forth something good if we seek the Lord’s will for what we are facing (Rom. 8:28). Each potential problem will come with varying degrees of challenge, but God is able to see us through every one, and He will give us a perfect peace as we keep our mind fixed upon Him (Isa. 26:3).  One of the ways we can keep our mind on the Lord is by singing songs of praise to Him in the midst of our trials—by praising Him for what He has done, and for what He will do.

Why are you cast down, O my soul?  And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. Psalms 43:5 (NKJV)

There is a song called, Singing in The Rain, and it is probably best known because of the performance by singer/actor Gene Kelly in a 1952 musical with the same name.  Although the song was not written as a praise song the lyrics aptly fit one—especially when singing it unto the Lord.  Here is the second chorus of lyrics.

Why am I smiling and why do I sing?

Why does September seem sunny as spring?

Why do I get up each morning and start?

Happy and head up with joy in my heart

Why is each new task a trifle to do?

Because I am living a life full of you.

God has designed us to worship Him, and He is blessed when we worship Him by singing praises to Him.  We see a great example of this in the Book of Acts.  Paul and Silas had been thrown into jail and beaten for casting out a demon in a woman and proclaiming the gospel.  In the midst of their affliction we can see how they responded.

But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. Acts 16:25-26 (NKJV)

So as they began to sing praise to the Lord, His amazing power, peace, and joy began to work, and they were freed.  It will be the same in our lives as well.  We need to praise God in the midst of our storms—we need to be singing in the rain.   And as we do we will soon experience freedom, just like Paul and Silas.

I want to encourage you to sing praise unto the Lord regardless of what you are facing.   Let’s sing to him when things are great, and when we feel the enemy tempting us to lose our joy.

STUDY QUESTION: According to the Scriptures contained within this devotional, what could we learn about singing praise unto the Lord?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you willing to use your voice to sign praises unto the Lord?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Listen to praise music throughout the day.  Listen to the words and make them your prayer and heart.

LET THIS BE YOUR PRAYER TODAY: Father, thank You for Your loving kindness.  Thank You for allowing me to sing praises unto You my Lord.  Help me to remember this story of Paul and Silas Lord when I face trials.  I ask this in Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 


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