How can I be feeling blue when the sun is brightly shining and the birds are happily singing?
” ‘I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to graven images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, now I declare new things; before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.’ Sing to the LORD a new song, sing His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it. You islands and those who dwell on them.” ~ Isaiah 42:8-10
Here is the remedy for the blues. We are commanded to “Sing to the LORD a new song, sing His praise from the end of the earth!” (You) Sing! And not just you and me: “the sea, and all that is in it. You islands…” Creation is commanded to sing God’s praise, “from the end of the earth!”
Those birds outside my window? They are singing to the One who gave them life. The One who is worthy of all glory and praise, the One who declares new things and proclaims them to us ~ He delights in the music of our song!
And when I bring delight and glory to God, my heart rejoices and I find this to be true: “the joy of the LORD is your strength.” ~ Nehemiah 8:10b
Join with me, and with all of creation, and “Sing to the LORD a new song, sing His praise from the end of the earth!”
“And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, ‘To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.’ ” ~ Revelation 5:13