With Strength In My Song
Psalm 28:7 KJV
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
What do you do when your strength is all gone and you feel like you just can’t keep going on? Have you looked for other things to comfort your soul and found that they are empty, meaningless and futile? Has food or drink or any other idol stolen your heart from God? Where will you find the strength to carry on?
Luther Bridges, a preacher of the Gospel was full of promises and dreams. He went to visit his wives’ family in Harrodsburg, Kentucky and left his wife and three young boys with her family while on a preaching trip. In the middle of the night, a nearby neighbor, unable to sleep, went to his window and saw Luther’s in-law’s house engulfed in flames. The neighbor sounded the alarm, but the house was too far gone to help. The parents were able to escape, but Luther’s wife and three young boys perished in the fire.
When Luther arrived home his heart suffered overwhelming thoughts of suicide and depression. What do you do when all hope is gone and your strength is consumed by grief? Luther did find hope and strength in the Word of God and in the scripture that reads, “I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search” (Psalm 77:6).
God gave strength in the night to Luther Bridges and several months later, he wrote the music and words to the song, “He Keeps Me Singing.” God’s ability to heal the heart of man after such great tragedy is amazing and inspiring.
Though times He lead through waters deep,
Trials fall across the way,
Though sometimes the path seems rough and steep,
See His footprints all the way.
Luther B. Bridges
Lord, thank You for Your song in the night and the strength to carry on.