What is your song?
Many of the hymns we sing in our church were written long ago. But the truth and beauty of them still ring true for today. Several weeks ago we were singing and a verse suddenly caught my attention.
Hear what the Lord has done for me!
Were half the breath that’s vainly spent,
to heaven in supplication sent.Your Cheerful song, would oftener be,
“hear what the Lord has done for me!”
It jumped out to me, because I am definitely a worrier. So many times, I will fret and stew over something to the point of driving my hubby insane. He will look at me and exclaim, “I really don’t know WHY you let this eat you up so bad!” Truth is, I really don’t know why I let it get to me either.
What if, instead of vainly fretting and stewing over something I cannot change, I instead used that breath to pray to the heavenly Father? Wouldn’t it change my whole entire song?
He calls me to cast our cares on him, because he cares for me. When I consciously take my cares to the Lord, what peace he can give me! Once I understand how he cares for me, then I can understand just exactly what the Lord has done for me.
What is your song then? Are you a worrier like my? Asking the the whys and what-ifs about everything? Or maybe you are blaming yourself or others for things gone wrong. Whatever your cares may be, take them to the Father.
When we recognize that God is in control, then we can see that every good and perfect gift is from above. We can then, properly give thanks and credit to God. Instead of doubting the Father (my biggest struggle) we can begin to trust and praise.
What is your song? Is it one of “woe is me“? Or will you cast your cares upon him and proclaim: “Hear what the Lord has done for me!“