Throughout history and the Bible we see Jerusalem freed then captured over and over again. We see people enslaved then freed then enslaved again. Always being shoved around and torn apart. It happens to everyone but as my daughter just told me when talking about people fighting “it’s how you handle it” that matters.
In Psalm 137 the writer ( I am guessing David) is talking about how horrible it is that Jerusalem was captured and how they must be in sorrow and not sing or do anything. Psalm 137:4 says “‘But how can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a pagan land?’ ”
Well in my opinion that is the best time to rejoice. When you least feel like it and when you are least expected to. I understand being depressed and discouraged. In fact I have felt beyond that the last week. I was done with everyone and everything. I even started questioning my faith a little. Then I read the above verse today and my first thought was NEVER stop singing! NEVER stop rejoicing in Him.
Do not let your enemies get you down! Do not let your soul stay sad. This is the best time to show that God is good. God will come through even in the darkest times. Show the enemies and show yourself that nothing will get you down with God by your side.
Lord, help us to remember that you are here at all times. Help us to remember that you give us reason to rejoice everyday. We woke up this morning and that is enough. We also must remember that we can’t learn what you want us to learn without the trials and tribulations we go through. So may we always remember to rejoice even more at these times as those are the times of learning and sharpening for your glory. We love you, Lord. AMEN