Psalm 95:1-2 – “O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.” NASU
I love the Psalms for they are filled with wonderful spiritual nuggets that lift my spirit and elevate my view far above the turmoil of this life. Today I have been struggling with what is happening in our world and the condition of the heart of man, as I see it. Then in my reading, I turn to this Psalm and immediately I heard the Holy Spirit ask, “Are you going to just read it or do it?” I made the Choice to Rejoice and my spirit is soaring!
Consider what he said:
- Let us sing for joy to the LORD. (A definite decision for us to do something.)
- Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. (I realize that might not be dignified but I’ve been having a bit of a spell shouting to the Lord here alone in my house and feel good about it.)
- Let us come before His presence with Thanksgiving. (As I sang to the LORD and shouted to the LORD my heart was filled with thankfulness.)
- Let us shout joyfully to Him with Psalms. (Yep that’s just what I did!)
You have at least two choices every day and in every situation. You can turn it all inward and become depressed or you can look outward and upward and make the choice to rejoice. I have done both in life and can testify that the latter is the better of the two choices.
So as you go through this day – Rejoice with singing to the LORD, shout to the LORD, come before Him with a THANKFUL HEART and just let go singing and shouting the Psalms you might just be amazed at how therapeutic that is.
May God be with you as you go through the day!