The power of song in the season of suffering
Songs are powerful. They touch the heart, move the emotions, and stir the soul. They speak to us in ways only music can and words never could. Songs are especially powerful once we traverse through a season of suffering. They capture the struggles, challenges, and outright opposition we face. The season of Lent, we turn to the Bible's songbook, the book of Psalms, and see the power of song. So many of the psalms see their ultimate meaning in the ultimate sufferer - Jesus our Savior from sin. The songs on his lips become the songs on our lips today.
February 26: In desertion, press for companionship in God alone.
March 4: In guilt, press for forgiveness in God alone.
March 11: In accusation, press for vindication in God alone.
March 18: In insult, press for praise in God alone.
March 25: In sorrow, press for joy in God alone.
April 1: In death, press for deliverance in God alone.