His Songs Of Deliverance
“You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]”! Psalm 32:7 NKJV
It is a fact of life that we cannot see what is coming in the future, we can only live in this moment. We can speculate about the future, but more often than not it usually leads to fear. There are probably things that you will be facing in the coming days that you are not able to see how they will be resolved, so in your mind you begin to formulate all types of scenarios and anticipate the worst-case outcomes. Because you can’t see the final result from your present place in time you think about what has happened in the past, or about what others tell you happened to them given similar situations. This is why we wind up fearing the future and often become filled with dread as we look ahead to the coming days of our lives.
We can’t see the future because we are bound by time. The great news for us is that Jesus is not bound by time and Jesus has already seen your future. He has already seen what you are dreading and He has seen what you need. Because He has seen this already, and in His great love for you, He has provided for your deliverance. Even though you cannot see it from your vantage point today, Jesus has already seen it and covered you with His favor and blessing. If you believe this then you don’t have to dread the future. You need not fear for what lies ahead of you, even the things that appear hopeless. It may appear hopeless to you today but it is already a victory for you in the future, just waiting for you to catch up to His blessing for you.
If you can believe this then you can let go of the anxieties and fears that might otherwise overwhelm you. In fact, if you believe that then you can even begin to praise Him. Yes, you should praise Him today for that which He has already foreseen and delivered you from. What are you dreading or fearful of later today or this week? Start praising Him. Begin to sing songs of praise to Jesus for your deliverance.
Sing praises to Him because right now He is singing songs of praise over you and over your deliverance! He has provided for you and your future needs and right now He is singing songs of deliverance over you. Jesus is shouting shouts of deliverance over you so how can your future hold anything but deliverance in Him? He has done His part and provided deliverance, now we need to do our part and respond in faith with songs of praise for our deliverance through Jesus. If Jesus is singing songs of deliverance over you right now, then how can you not be delivered? Praise Him!
J Todd Hostetler