Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
It is the simplicity of this sentence that grabs my attention—a simple act that makes such a difference. In life there have been countless times when God has proven His love for me, countless times when the only way I made it through a situation was by relying on God for my strength.
I look at what God for Jacob and for Israel. I look at the battles won, the victories celebrated, and I know that the glory for those victories belongs to God. He gives strength in the tough situations, He gives strength in day-to-day life…and everything in between.
Shouting for joy is a simple request compared to what He has accomplished in my life. I’ll sing His praises to my kids, to my husband, to my friends and family. I’ll thank and praise Him in my quiet time, when I’m driving, during soccer practice, while working, and whenever I can because it is in these times when His strength sustains me. It’s in the everyday when His strength surpasses the weakness of my flesh.
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Let’s Pray: Dear Heavenly Father, Lord, teach us how to sing Your praises! Thank You for accepting our songs and shouts, for reminding us that what we have to offer in thanks is good enough. Thank You for the victories in the everyday and in the tough spots. Your love gets us through it all. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.