Sing For Joy


Years ago, early in my walk with God, I was working in a Sporting Goods Store. It was there that the following verse became precious to me:

Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. (Psalms 63:7 NLT)

When I was feeling intimidated by my manager (who was a huge hulk of a body builder dude) or challenged by the monotony of the job itself, I would ask God for help.

It was in the back of that store that I learned how to pray. It was there in the empty back section of the store that I learned to “sing” in my cage, as it were.

If I was discouraged, I tucked myself in the shadow of God’s love and sang worship songs in my head. If I was angry, I prayed that God would take care of whatever it was and I would stay tucked in under his wing of grace. If I was tired, I asked for his strength. If I was bored, I brought to memory new scripture verses and asked God what they meant.

It is a sweet truth to hold on to, to live in: wherever you are and whatever you are facing, you can ask your God for help. You can tuck yourself under his wing and sing for joy because you are there and with him, all things are possible.


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