February 12: I Will Shout For Joy

February 12: I Will Shout For Joy

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Chris Rowekamp

“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy. I will sing and make melody to the Lord.”
—Psalm 27:5-6 ESV


God is faithful.

We all face troubles, but even though we may be surrounded by enemies (like David), it does us good to pause and remember God’s faithfulness. To thank him for his goodness. To declare with confidence that he will rescue us.

The only reasonable reaction to God’s goodness is to offer sacrifices to him (i.e. to worship) with shouts of joy. To sing and make melody.

Take a moment today to shout. To sing. To thank God.

You don’t have to deny the very real hurt you may be feeling. Don’t repress it. God welcomes that part of your experience as well.

But there is something liberating about taking a moment to shout for joy at God’s goodness.

Because whatever happens, he is good.

Here is a simple prayer to carry with you today:

Breathe in: I will worship
Breathe out: With shouts of joy.

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