For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done,I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands. Psalm 92:4 NAS
Psalm 92:4 was the focus of yesterday's Inspired Stamps 52 Weeks of Gratitude project. When I have read this scripture before, I have usually thought of the statement "what You have done" in the context of what God has done for me personally. However, I believe the Psalmist meant to convey a much broader definition of the works of God's hands than that narrow view.
When you think of the "works of God's hands", what comes to mind? His works include the creation of the very ground you stand on. In fact, His works include the gift of the legs that hold you up on the ground you stand on! The One, True God created the world and everything in it. His hands formed your inmost being.
Yes, He has also provided answers to our little prayers and big requests but even if He had not, we should sing for joy at His creation. Even if He allows me to be in want, I must be glad for He has given me breath and life.
When I hear Christians say, regarding singing worship songs to God, "I just don't feel it today", I want to tell them to get over it! Worship is not about You, dear one! Worship is for and about the author of our Fatih and sung for the Creator of the Universe. Worship is due to Him regardless of your circumstances.
I believe Paul and Silas knew this truth very well and that gave them the ability to sing for joy while in prison chains and their sheer gladness in the face of their adversity unlocked those chains and set them free!