Encouraging a higher standard for Christian music

Scientists tell us that our world is governed by what they call “natural law.” Most of them forget that behind the law is the Lawgiver.  Behind creation is a  Creator, who cares for His creation and His people. Who unifies the universe? The God who made it. All of  creation waits upon Him and trusts Him to supply  what is needed. As the psalmist wrote, “These all wait for You, that You may give  them their food in due season. What You give them they gather in; You open  Your hand, they are filled with good” (vv. 27,28).

God gives and we gather. He provides and we take. He is dependable; He takes care of His own. “I have been young, and now am old,”  David said. “Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread” (Ps. 37:25). God is also generous. He does  not give carelessly or selfishly. He opens His hand, and all of creation is filled with good.

God controls life and death and the changing seasons. “You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die  and return to their dust. You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth” (vv. 29,30). Spring is so  beautiful, summer so delightful and autumn so fruitful. Then winter comes, and it seems so dismal. But the same God of spring and  summer and autumn is the God of winter. He brings the refreshing, renewing springtime again.

God can renew your life today. He can bring you seasons of fruitfulness and seasons of sunshine. Don’t worry about the seasons of life.  The God who runs this universe can manage the changing seasons of your life. If you are in a winter season, wait; when He is ready,  God will send you a springtime.

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Psalm 30

1 I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up,
And have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God, I cried out to You,
And You healed me.
3 O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave;
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

4 Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
5 For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor
is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy
comes in the morning.

Joy Comes In The Morning

~William and Gloria Gaither~

If you’ve knelt beside the rubble of an aching, broken heart,
When the things you gave your life to fell apart;
You’re not the first to be acquainted with sorrow, grief or pain,
But the Master promised sunshine after the rain.

Hold on my child, joy comes in the morning,
Weeping only lasts for the night;
Hold on my child, joy comes in the morning,
The darkest hour means dawn is just in sight.

To invest your seed of trust in God in mountains you can’t move,
You have risked your life on things you cannot prove;
But to give the things you cannot keep for what you cannot lose,
Is the way to find the joy God has for you.

Hold on my child, joy comes in the morning,
Weeping only lasts for the night;
Hold on my child, joy comes in the morning,
The darkest hour means dawn is just in sight.

The darkest hour means dawn is just in sight.
Just in sight!


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