Psalms are the keys to life’s rejuvenation
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary. Psalms 107:2 (NASV)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
Stevie Wonder’s album ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ has new meaning to me.
As I was listening to Pandora’s Gospel Tunes this morning I had an emotional outpouring as if a fire hydrant had been opened to my soul.
It was one of those times where if left unchecked, I probably would have been found on my bathroom floor dead from dehydration and shriveled up like a raisin in the sun.
It’s funny how songs can bring to memory episodes that reenact like a washing machine on the spin cycle, then just as quick sent to the dryer on ‘ high tumble dry fast’.
Songs coupled with the appeasement of a warm tender embrace offers faster relief from heart aches like Alka-Seltzer for heartburn.
While Stevie may have created a chart topping album in Songs in the Key of Life, which became among the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of his career; there is another album of Psalms that has been number one for over 2000 years.
When my heart is troubled and answers to life’s most disconcerting setbacks alluded me like catching snow snakes, I search the Psalms.
As my soul works itself out-of-whack I imagined Psalms 107 and I concentrate on verse two as it translates to me; let those of us whom the Lord has brought through some times that would have sucked the life right out of us stand up and tell the world that He has saved us and only He.
I begin to understand that Psalms are the keys to life when you are faced with complicated overbearing people, situations and choices.
When you are trapped and your back is against the wall and you’ve cried out to the Lord all you can for change, sing a Psalms! “O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath.” 6:1
When life has beat you up one side of the mountain and down the other sing a Psalms.
“Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.” 4:1
When you’re faced with nowhere to go sing a Psalms. “And David spoke the words of this song to the Lord in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.”
2 Samuel 22:1
What better way to love and worship than to say it with a Psalms? “Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:19 (NASB)
What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
1 Corinthians 14:26 (NASB)
Dear Lord as we live, worship and play, may we always be under the influence of Psalms.
LIFE DOORS WILL ALWAYS BE OPENED TO THE PSALMS IN THE KEYS OF LIFE