Songs of Trust
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever (Psalm 125). Make a joyful noise to the Lord… enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise, give thanks and bless his name (Psalm 100).
We are sojourners on earth waiting for flight to our permanent home that is promised by God through Jesus Christ our Lord. While we are on earth we may sing songs, songs of trust, shout hallelujahs! One song writer said it well “…When he comes, our glorious King, all his ransomed home to bring then anew this song we’ll sing; Hallelujah! What a Savior!” These words give the fragile Christian hope in a new life. Yet when circumstances appear fruitless, singing, and trusting God makes the heart merry. Why not sing praises to God right where you are now: Let’s try it: “I am going to trust in the Lord, hallelujah!"
For many of us, singing songs and joyfully expressing our trust in God is a way of worship learned from our church elders. We recall church elders singing “I will Trust in the Lord until I die…I will treat everybody right, until I die.” They were determined to "walk that walk, and talk that talk.” These elders sought to practice Christianity twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. It did not matter where they were, in their own way they allowed for expression of the Holy Spirit. Some cried, some mourned, others bellowed, some shouted hallelujah and clapped hands and stomped their feet.In the 21st Century, many people are afraid to express their emotions about their faith in public. Yet Psalm 100 challenges us to do exactly that. Express your emotions, whether they be quiet or joyful. Just keep on trusting and praising God in your own way. Joyfully, praise the Lord!