This week it’s time to rise above the challenges in life. We all have them. Struggles are all around us. Enemies are larger than life. Doubts flood our minds. Heartbreak settles in. Fear overtakes us. Darkness seems to win. No matter where we turn it seems as if we’re getting farther and farther behind in life and we just don’t know where to turn. And to make matters worse, our worship life is flat at best and we feel all alone going through these horrific moments.
Some days we just have to make a choice. We have to choose to let the good things shine brighter than the darkness that surrounds. Some days we have to just look past the fear and anxiety and sing the word Hallelujah. It’s a word that isn’t spoken in the world. It’s one of very few words that hasn’t been changed in meaning overtime and by our culture. It still is a Jesus word. It’s a word that speaks of his praise and his glory. It’s a word that draws us into worship. It’s a word that will shatter darkness and break the chains, because it’s a word that reminds us of the victory that we already have in Christ.
Hallelujah is praise. It’s the heart of worship. Today we need to choose to sing hallelujah in the face of the crap of life. We need to raise our voices not in fear or anger or worry or stress but raise our voices in praise. Even when we don’t much feel like it – sing hallelujah. Even when your voice is weak, shout hallelujah. It’s a single word that speaks your story to the face of a God who wants to hear from you. You may not know how to pray. You may not know the words to say. Just sing loud and bold for all to hear – Hallelujah!