Victory Song for the Hard Day

Fair warning … this post is a mini-Bible study. 🙂

You know that moment when you read a familiar passage of scripture and a verse leaps off the page and smacks you in the face? Look at me now!

Psalm 46 starts with the verses familiar to many of us because it was set to music.

God is my refuge and God is my strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore I
will not fear
though the earth
be removed
and though the mountains
be carried into the midst of the sea.

Been there. Sung that. Then – hello – verse 5.

God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.

My insides flipped with the energy of the truth of these words. In context the verses tell us that the city of God – Jerusalem – is glad because He lives in her. However, for those of us who have made Jesus the Lord of our lives we have the very Spirit of God living inside of us. He is with us and in us.

God is in the midst of her.

We have the power and ability to remain stable in the truth and promises of His word to us. We can be unmoved by fear and uncertainty because we know He has a good plan for our lives.

She will not be moved.

We have peace knowing He is with us and will never leave us. We can face the day with confidence, our eyes fixed on the fact that God gives us what we need in order to do the things He has for us to do.

God will help her when morning dawns.

I noticed this subtitle at the beginning of the chapter.

A song of the descendants of Korah, to be sung by soprano voices.

This song was written for the women!

Okay, listen up, Sisters. I know it’s Monday. I know you may be facing a hard week. I know you may be living a life you didn’t choose. You’re sad or hurting or discouraged or just plain busy. I know, I am there, too.

It’s easy to sing the victory song on a good day. But it is absolutely necessary to sing the victory song on a bad day, a hard day, a day that feels like defeat before it even starts. There is something powerful in declaring the truth even when you don’t see or feel it at the moment.

Say it. God is with me. He makes me stable. He helps me every day. Say it again. And again.

As you allow yourself to be immersed in the words of truth you are also allowing the Spirit of God to do the very thing you speak. He is with you. You are stable. He is helping you.

 

Thank you, Father God, for giving me Your Holy Spirit so that I am never alone. You are my support and my provision. Thank you for making me able to stand unmoved in the face of difficulties. I believe Your Word over what I see. Thank you for helping me every day. I know I can count on Your wisdom and strength to face the daily questions and challenges. Amen.

Peace and blessings,

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