Lift Your Voice Like a Trumpet
Singer, songwriter and former Worship Pastor of Hillsong Church, currently serving as Senior Pastor of Hope Unlimited Church, Darlene Zschech, wrote the song “Shout to the Lord” during a personal time of uncertainty and financial stress. When searching for the background story, various writers shared Darlene received the words and music to this worship song by the Lord during a time of intense pressure in her own life. Instead of screaming alone about uncertainties and anxieties, she opted for personal worship time and focus on the Lord.
And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
─ Isaiah 58:11 ESV
The enemy uses life’s uncertainties and stresses as an interruption and diversion tactic. When variables such as these are combined with personal intellect and problem-solving skills, it is easy to take on the burden and continue enduring the pressures personally. The heaviness of burdens over time can become unsurmountable and unhealthy.
God desire is for you to be emotionally and physically healthy.
You can’t fool God by attempting to hide your uncertainties and pressures. He wants you to bring all your items to Him. Attempting to keep your struggles and strife from the Lord is selfish. In reality, He already knows them, but He gives you the authority to release them to Him or keep them.
A step of faith toward Him acknowledges He is your author, creator and ultimate architect of all your resolutions. When you do this, you will experience worship and peace. Releasing and relying on the Lord is a beautiful moment between you and God.
Lift your voice to the Lord. Shout to Him all your concerns and praises. He knows you better than you know yourself. Release it all to Him. Sometimes, it is difficult to understand why certain things happen when they do but rely on Him for everything.
Today’s One Thing
Read Isaiah 58 and meditate on verses 8-11.