Applying Worship Songs To Life

Featuring Branon Dempsey Posted on May 19, 2009

What songs are you singing in your church? What are the lyrics saying? Do the words resonate in your heart that enables you to connect passion to worship? How can songs of joy or deliverance be used to encourage the souls of others?

Recently, my family and I have experienced severe hardship and loss. Sometimes, staying in the pits is all we know. Going through the grieving process is healthy and only natural. We have sung songs of sorrow and have experienced how these songs have turned to joy. The Lord calls us to respond. Even in our pain, the Lord hears our words. Even in times when we can't utter a word, the Lord sings over us (Zeph. 3:17). One of my most favorite verses from the Psalms comes from verse 40, which says:

 1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
       he turned to me and heard my cry.

 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
       out of the mud and mire;
       he set my feet on a rock
       and gave me a firm place to stand.

 3 He put a new song in my mouth,
       a hymn of praise to our God.
       Many will see and fear
       and put their trust in the LORD.

The Lord always hears us as we wait and are patient, trusting him in love. He hears our cries and comes to our defense. He lifts us out of the dark canyons into his marvelous light. We are able to stand on the foundation of Christ, which is never weary nor grows faint. He fills us with new songs to sing. Melodies of praise that declare his victories. When others hear our songs, they recognize the work of the Lord.  May the songs we sing encourage others to put their trust in the Savior.

What songs are currently affecting you in your personal/spiritual life?