Psalm 137:3-4 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying , Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?
The strength of our believe is always put to test at strange situations. When all seem good, it is easier to praise God and to encourage people around you to do likewise. But when we go through certain conditions that seem difficult, we fall back in offering quality worship and praise unto God. We ask the question why? Or why me? Or why now? We tend to question the faithfulness of God and His ability or willingness to save us.
It’s seem difficult but when we go through strange times or situations, it ought to be our best time of praise to God. It ought to be our best time to offer quality worship to God in truth and in Spirit.
The children of Israel in captivity could not sing the song of Zion because they chose to see their defeat, not their victory. The song of the Lord is the song of victory. We sing unto the Lord no matter the conditions.
Paul and Silas had a different approach. Acts 16:25 “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.” Although they were in prison, they were not limited by their conditions. They were not praying for freedom neither was their praise to engineer their release but they were just doing that unto the Lord from their heart.
The song of the Lord is not mechanical but you could start from somewhere. It is a well spring of the life of praise. Most importantly, let the praise of God continually be on your mouth no matter what.
Sing the Lord’s song however strange the land may be. It is the song of victory. God bless you.