Then Sings Our Soul

At Triad Church we just finished a series, “When God Doesn’t Make Sense”. In the midst of life and our relationship with Him, we are constantly trying to gain understanding to what in the world He has planned for us. Many times, this seems so unclear that our faith dwindles, and we doubt His involvement in our life. If it doesn’t make sense, it must not be God, right? 

God has given us free will and intelligence as a human race. This means we can usually think and reason our way through any situation without seeking Truth and Its application to that situation. Although God knows what we are thinking, what we will do, and the outcome of it all, He wants access to our soul, freely given by us to Him. When life gets to a point “When God Doesn’t Make Sense”, our innermost being cries out…Then Sings Our Soul. 

Christianity can be a scary and shaky journey. When we want to control the outcome of our life, often, it seems things get worse and more out of control! God wants us to get to a point where our soul sings, cries out, and longs for Him. It is not our mind that chooses Him, it is our spirit. It is there His Spirit lives and we are connected.

So, When God Doesn’t Make Sense to us, we should check ourselves. Are we pouring our faith out from our soul, or our mind? Are we actually trusting Him, which means it may not make sense to us? If we trust Him, things just ARE. Sense or not, we move in obedience through all of the pain, heartache, fear, turmoil, and confusion to glorify Him. 

Our soul should sing and shout His praises! In fact, there is an entire book in the Bible that does this, Psalms. When reading Psalms, you can feel the depth of the cries of worship. It is deeper than just words written on a page, it is spirit-filled and sincere. This also occurs other places in the Bible, such as Isaiah and Revelation.

“Sing to the LORD a new song, sing His praise from the ends 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 42:10

“And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth.” – Revelation 14:3

The verse in Revelation speaks to the exclusivity of songs from the soul. “No one could learn the song except the 144,000 purchased from the earth”. God purchased our souls through the death and blood of Jesus. Only because of this can we sing such songs from the deepest parts of us. The emotion and intensity involved in singing is much greater than talking. How does it feel when you just simply read the lyrics to a song in a monotone, drab way, compared to belting it to a rhythm, and with a passionate roar? When our soul sings, we are like children screaming our favorite nursery rhymes, open, unafraid, and vulnerable. 

When God Doesn’t Make Sense to us, we need to look beyond our comprehension, and instead to His, letting our souls sing songs of acknowledgement and acceptance of His power and plan. 

“Behold I have a friend
The Spirit breathing holy fire within
My ever-present help
Speaking truth when I can’t find it

Light up this broken heart and light my way
‘Til my time on earth is done
Oh, Holy Spirit
Breathe in me like Kingdom come

Oh, Holy Spirit
Let Your work in me be done”

-Hillsong Worship (Behold)

 

 
Zarmena Woods