This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
Today I am encouraging you to sing—even when you don’t have a song.
Sometimes when we pray for a certain outcome but time wears on and on and we still have an unanswered prayer, our faith can waver. We can become fixated on one outcome and forget the myriad ways God is working.
When we find ourselves in this place, it is important to trust God and detach from that outcome. Another solution for these times is to practice towdah, which is the Hebrew word for praise. Towdah means to praise God for things not yet received. This is exactly what the prophet Elijah did.
Elijah lived through a severe drought, yet he always believed that God would send rain—even when there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. He told his servant to look toward the sea for rain, but the servant returned only to report that he didn’t see a drop of rain.
Finally, on the seventh time, the servant reported a tiny cloud, but still no rain. Elijah took this tiny cloud as a major sign. Soon, the clouds turned black and what Elijah praised God in advance for, came to pass. There was, in fact, a mighty rainstorm. In other words, Elijah knew how to sing when he didn’t have a song.
In what areas of your life do you need to demonstrate towdah? Are you praising God, or are you holding back because you haven’t seen enough yet? As you think about that, remember these words: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
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So today, sing!