In one of our chapel classes this week , our lesson was centered on Psalm 95:1 – 2. It is one of my favorites. The psalmist writes:
Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.
This psalm is attributed to King David who had a gift for writing songs which praise the Lord. David invites the reader to worship the Lord with him. As part of our chapel service, we went around the room and shared with others the names of some of our favorite songs and hymns. A couple of people even sang portions of theirs. During our discussion, we all agreed that some songs are harder to sing than others. Some notes are hard for some of us to hit. Some of us haven’t hit a note yet. At least, I haven’t. I am so glad the Lord invites us to make a joyful noise to Him. Making noise the kind of singing I do best!
Just as we all agreed that some songs are hard to sing, we also agreed that on some days it can be hard to sing. Some days we feel downcast and discouraged. Some days we feel just feel tired and out of sorts and we don’t feel like singing at all. I have found that those days when it is hard to sing are the days when I need to sing the most. Lifting up a song in those days helps me change my perspective. Lifting up a song on those days helps me lean on the rock of my salvation. Lifting up a song on those days allows the Lord to strengthen me. My prayer for you is that today, no matter what kind of day it is, you will take the time to sing and make a joyful noise unto the Lord.