What is a psalm?
Worship, praise, history, prayer, song?
Listen to this song from Habakkuk 3:17-19
King James Version (KJV)
17Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
New International Version (NIV)
17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.
For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
A song, worship, prayer,musical instruments- a psalm.
And a song that sings in my own heart today.
Not everything is going well- the future looks pretty bleak-
there is not much more than a glimmer of hope-
BUT- everything is not as it seems, either.
There are hidden resources- the Sovereign Lord is my strength!
Often when things are at their worst- God chooses that
moment to shine through. It doesn’t take away the pain,
always or even repair the broken lives and homes around us,usually
however, it/He gives us a different perspective and opens up
reservoirs of strength and fortitude.
“…yet will I rejoice in the Lord,”
When you look around and only see a barren rubble. it is time to
worship and rejoice.
Our Lord is a God of miracles
Watch and see what the Lord is going to do with your circumstances.
And get ready to join in with praise!