In every season I have a reason to sing.
Let me start by saying that I am NOT a singer.
I have zero musical bones in my body.
Regardless, I have learned to sing to my King.
I have always loved singing along with worship music.
I let it play in the background of my quiet times.
I keep K-LOVE on in my car.
I have some go-to favorites:
“Worthy of it All” by David Brymer
“Standing in Miracles” by Emmy Rose
“I Can’t Get Away” by Melissa Helser Naomi Raine
Worshipping along to pre-recorded songs and written words gives Him glory and honor, but there have been times when no predetermined lyric could quite reach the depths of my spirit.
When my four-day-old son was rushed to Texas Children’s in an ambulance.
When I walked through the deepest, darkest season of depression.
When I finally broke free from anxiety-induced drinking.
No words previously written could have captured my own spirit and soul.
No worship song already released properly relayed my message to God.
We were made that way.
We were created to sing our own songs.
We were made to worship from within our own spirit.
So, I just started singing.
It started out very simply.
I repeated words that resonated with me from other songs. While the worship team continued to the chorus, I sometimes stayed on the bridge, repeating the words that sparked my spirit.
Then, I began worshiping with instrumental music. I let the sounds wash over me as I waited for a song to spring up from within. Little by little, I sang words of worship strung together. Songs that were specific to my season, straight from my Savior, to be sung to my Savior.
In a time of waiting and longing, I sang this:
“I believe You will do it.
I will trust You through it.
I will praise You to it.
God, I know you are moving.
You are my victory, you defeat the enemy.
You have overcome, you said it was done.
So, I will believe. I will praise.
I will honor you all of my days.”
Over and over, I could come back to these words.
While I did the dishes. On my way to work.
“I believe You will do it.”
In a season of loneliness, isolation, and uncertainty, I sang:
“I’ve been wandering, wondering
where you went, where you have been.
I don’t feel the same. I’ve lost my flame.”
Something supernatural happens when we
open our mouths and let our message out.
We connect with God in a deep, intimate way.
We build our faith and strengthen our spirit.
We worship Him in spirit and truth.
Colossians 3:16 says, Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
There is a song inside of you.
There is a song inside of me.
And He wants us to sing.
You have words of worship in this season.
You have a voice that He wants to hear.
Your praise is a testimony of His presence.
You may simply sing, “You are here. You are near.”
Your worship is a way to wait.
You may sing, “I will wait for You. I will wait for a breakthrough.:
Your song is a plea for peace.
You may sing, “Still the water. Calm the sea. Won’t You draw near to me?”
You may just sing, “Jesus.”
No matter your season, sing.
Sing in your waiting, healing, grieving, wondering, resting, weariness.
Sing your song of deliverance, hope, waiting, believing, thanksgiving.
Sing a new song to the Lord;
Let the whole earth sing to the Lord.
He put a new song in my mouth,
A hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
And they will trust in the Lord.