Change Your Song
"Unto You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my Defense, my Fortress, and High Tower, the God who shows me mercy and steadfast love"(Psalm 59:17, AMP)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In the Bible, David had all kinds of challenges. People lied about him, accused him, and tried to kill him. In Psalm 59 he says, "My enemies are coming against me like vicious dogs trying to destroy me. But as for me, what am I going to do? I will sing about Your power. And I will shout for joy for You are my refuge, my place of safety in my day of distress."
From the above verse David explains you and I about the God we serve:
David’s situation (A) and his beliefs (B):
Saul, the King of Israel having become aware of the promise of God upon David; when God anointed him through Samuel the prophet; Saul sought to kill and destroy David. David was on the run in those days when he wrote this song. Saul had set up a team of soldiers to watch over his house and thrash him once he was spotted.
David was not moved by the situation. He did nothing extra-ordinary or super-natural to win God’s support. He held on to his timbrel praising God and believing Him to be his fortress. David calls; God is his defense; his fortress and high tower. He was literally praising God through the song with a strong belief on His name. It is clear by the words described. He counted God to be his army who offers defense over the enemy; also the fortress which protects him and his belongings and also the high tower which constantly watches for the enemy.
As David; let us also raise a new song of praise instead of mourning and weeping….
Notice, in David's time of need, he wasn't sitting around having a pity upon himself and complaining. He decided to sing about the greatness of God. He was saying in effect, "My enemies may be powerful, but I know my God is all powerful. My obstacles may be high, but I know my God is the Most High." He wasn't talking to God about how big his problems were; he was talking to his problems about how big his God was!
Do you need to change your song today? Instead of complaining and thinking about what you're not, start thanking God for what you are becoming. Just like David, stay in faith and sing to the Lord knowing that He's going to complete what He's started in you.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Father God, today I choose to focus on You. I bless and praise You no matter what my circumstances look like. I know that You are on my side and thank You for always leading me in the path of victory. In Jesus' Name. Amen."