Some people think that because you, as a Christ follower, refuse to live out of your trials or base your identity in your trials, you may not believe you will face trials and suffering—but this is just not true.
It’s simply a different view that while in the middle of trials and suffering, your mind and heart continue to focus on God. You don’t surrender to the desire to drop your head and pity yourself. Sure, sometimes you feel like it, but you choose to rise above your feelings because you know your God is so worthy of you. You choose to believe His truth more than you believe what your heart feels.
God is unmoved by our circumstances. They are merely shifting winds to Him. He is steady and able in all things, not just some things. He is our Rock, our Provider, our All in all. There is nothing we lack in Him, even when we feel lacking. We lack no good thing in Jesus!
The reason I love “You Satisfy My Soul” by Laura Hackett so much is because of this line:
“Sometimes, you gotta sing your way into the truth!”
It’s easy to receive and embrace your trials and suffering, but when you really think about it, you are making it about you: you are still glorifying yourself. But when you glorify God, He gets it all. He is magnified. He is the One who is worthy of everything—our attention, our songs, our joy, our everything.
Sometimes—though it’s so, so difficult—we have to choose to sing our way into the truth!
Reach for truth. Make it your mantle. Make your afflictions last on your list of concerns compared to the awesomeness and glory of our God. “Let God be true but every man a liar”—including yourself (Romans 3:4 NKJV).
So sing your way into the truth. Sing it!