Today’s Scripture: Revelation 15
Sometimes it feels as if everything is a battle. Dealing with the kids. Stressors at work. Relationships. Staying above water financially. Living a healthy lifestyle. Family. Depression. A diagnosis. Fill in the blank.
The group singing in Revelation 15 is a group that had won the battle and were experiencing victory through Christ. “They were singing the song of Moses” (Verse 3), which was a song from long ago, in early Biblical times. This was the song that Moses and his gang (the children of Israel) sang back in the day when they finally escaped the Egyptians. From early on in Biblical times, worship has been a way to fight (and celebrate) battles. And it still is today.
John also calls this the “song of the Lamb” (Verse 3). The Lamb is Jesus and it is in Jesus that we can and will have victory!
They sang at the top of their lungs:
Great and marvelous are your works,
O Lord God, the Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
O king of the nations.
Who will not fear you, Lord,
And glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship before you,
For your righteous deeds have been revealed. (Verses 3-4).
Most worship songs of today are based on Scripture. When we face a battle, we can fight it through Scripture, prayer, and worship (which like I mentioned, is often also Scripture — so it packs a double punch!).
Michael W. Smith, in his song “Surrounded,” puts it this way:
The word says, for the spirit of heaviness, put on the garment of praise…
This is how I fight my battles. This is how I fight my battles. This is how I fight my battles…
It may look like I’m surrounded, but I’m surrounded by You!
When we worship:
- It turns our focus off us and on to HIM
- It moves problems from our control over to HIS control
- It brings us from the despair of defeat to the VICTORY available in and through HIM
When we are feeling defeated, when we want to have control over a situation, when we’re focused on all of the struggles of the here and now, turn to the FOREVER ONE. Surrender to HIM in worship, through prayer and the Word. In HIM, we have the victory.
Are you feeling defeated? What battles are you currently facing?
Journal about the battles you are facing. Be honest—God already knows what you’re facing.
Then, turn on some worship music, raise your hands and surrender your battles to HIM. Let HIM fight your battles. Some worship songs that have helped me fight my battles lately are:
Lord Jesus, you know the battles I am facing. Help me to turn my focus from the weight of the struggles I face to the hope and victory that I have in you based on your Word and your promises. Help me to fight my battles through your Word, prayer, and worship. Thank you for how much you care about me and that I am not alone. In Jesus’ name, amen.
This post was written by Kendra Grubinski. Kendra is passionate about her relationship with Jesus and loves studying and sharing God’s Word. During the week, she is a Spanish Teacher at Findlay High School. She also enjoys spending time with her family and pups, reading, traveling, drinking good coffee and being active outdoors.
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