Have You Been Through Some Thangs?

Have You Been Through Some Thangs?

Psalm 61:1-3 KJV “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. [2] From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. [3] For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”

If you’re presently going through or have been through some thangs read the book of Psalms and watch how encouraged you feel. When I first became a believer I had an older mentor who told me all the stuff I would go through for believing in Jesus Christ. He said, “Satan’s gonna throw everything at you including the kitchen sink!”😳 He also told me, “Read the book of Psalms, read the Psalms.” Here decades later I think I’m just starting to understand what he was saying about reading the Psalms. Reading the book of Psalms (written by David Asaph and others under inspiration of the Holy Spirit) is like reading your own life if you’re a believer. All the Bible is good don’t get me wrong, but the book of Psalms speaks distinctly, and vice versa with other passages of scripture.

David is credited as author of the Psalms more than others. David and Asaph were regular folks just like us who did great things by God’s Spirit. They got down and depressed at times just like us too, was persecuted just like we are, and had all the same problems that we have. But through it all David and Asaph cried to God. I mean they literally cried to God. They knew how to pray and tell God exactly how they were feeling even when their feelings were wrong. They were real. They didn’t know that their feelings were wrong but at least they had the good sense to pray to God about how they were feeling. (Psalm 73) And God answered them, protected them, encouraged them, and gave them an eternal future.😊

Remember, David was a man after God’s own heart. (Acts 13:22) If you’re going through some stuff I encourage us to do exactly what David and Asaph did, CRY TO GOD!!! He is the only one that can really help us. Believe in His promises to save you. Keep praising him,  singing to Him, and giving Him thanks just like David did. To the flesh singing to God may  sound corny. But David is called a man after God’s own heart for good reason, and he sung to God all the time.😊 I recently asked God to give me a song to sing and he answered me!😃 It’s so sweet and simple here are the lyrics:

“You go to know who’s God and child are you
Know that he will bring you through
Ooh ooh baby
Ooh ooh baby”

Hah hah hah.😆 Guess what? Every time (even when I’m depressed) I sing those lyrics I feel great immediately! I know that my song came from God. These words speak faith and strength. Knowing who God is; how loving and powerful He is, and knowing that you are His child,😂 what is it that our Heavenly Father will not bring us through?😊 Nothing.

Jeremiah 32:27 KJV “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”

I’m starting to understand why David sung to God all the time: not because God needs our praise, but because praising God (The Creator Of All Living Things) is a gift to us, and it makes us feel good. In a world with much evil don’t we need some real feel good? Jive or not, corny or not I’m praising God with singing and with songs.

Psalm 50:23 KJV “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.”

I feel like I’ve discovered a great secret: I am just starting to understand the real purpose of music. The Psalms helped me do that. I’m a musician who left Satan’s music business years ago to follow Jesus so this is big to me. Knowing the original purpose of music, what it’s really meant for is huge for anybody. Did you know that the entire book of Psalms are all songs sung to or about God? Yep, that’s right.😊

The book of Psalms just like all of God’s word has special power. I entreat you if you are going through some thangs to read the Bible book of Psalms little by little and meditate on what you read. Then watch how encouraged you feel.🤗

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