Make A Joyful Noise

Psalm 98:4-5(KJV) 

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

Throughout Scripture, we are called upon to make a joyful noise, rejoice and sing praise to the Lord. In this Psalm, David recounts these wondrous things: God’s faithfulness and justice to all nations, His mercy, and salvation. He suggests that the whole earth erupts with jubilant noise to worship and sing praise to the Lord. In his life, David felt compelled to sing praises and give thanks to the Lord everywhere and every time. He cultivated the habit of giving thanks to the Lord, singing praises to Him, and speaking of His wondrous works. No wonder David never lost any battle, for God’s Presence was mighty with him because David was always singing a new song to the Lord. Psalm 40:3 says, “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.” God gives new songs to His children, and He expects us to sing these songs when there is an occasion of triumph. Whenever God performs His great and wondrous works, we must sing with joyful hearts to Him.

Singing praises and making a joyful noise to God helps us remember the marvelous and extraordinary things He has done in our lives, including His judgments and goodness. It is the perfect time to recall His wondrous works and thank Him in songs. Dwelling on who God is and what He has done can fill our hearts with songs of praise. And it is one of the most effective tools that can shift our emotions during the dark seasons of our lives. Praising God brings His Power into our situations and gives us the needed victory. The Apostle Paul always gave thanks and praised God in very demanding circumstances. God told him to go to Philippi. But shortly after arriving, he was arrested, beaten, and imprisoned. However, he and Silas sang praises to God even amid a painful situation, and God changed their circumstance(Acts 16:1-40). In Exodus 15:21, Miriam, the sister of Moses, sang back to the joyous congregation, saying, “Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.” Having witnessed God’s extraordinary intervention on their behalf, they sang songs of praise without any rehearsal. Making a joyful noise to the Lord can transport us from the pit of complaint and despair to a realm of the highest admiration. It prompts God into instant action, changing the spiritual climate and manifesting His Presence. Joshua 6:5 says, “And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.” As a result of a shout, the wall of Jericho fell down. We are who we are in Christ because of the goodness of God. God has been so good to us. He healed, provided, delivered, restored, destroyed our enemies, and gave us victory. He has never ceased to be faithful, merciful, and kind to us. So, no matter how challenging our situations may be, we should remember God’s faithfulness, sing praises, and thank Him for His blessings. 

Beloved, choose the correct ally, the Mighty One, the King of kings, the Alpha and Omega, and sing many songs of praise to Him. Learn to praise and be thankful to God at all times and in all things. Always sing praise to the Lord, and don’t spend time waiting for the next big thing before you praise. Today follow David’s suggestions, and you will count your blessings rather than your defeats and problems. Sing to Him, make a loud noise to Him with joy, and your life will never be the same. Find time and reasons to make a joyful noise, sing praises, and offer thanksgiving to the Lord no matter what is happening in your life. As you remember and recount the goodness of God, you will soon overcome the trials and hardships you are going through. And your tests will turn into testimonies. Today, remember God’s miracles, signs, and wonders and serve Him. Praise Him, for He is worthy to be praised. Tell someone something God has done for you; your story may encourage someone and help them notice something they would have overlooked. Throughout this month, God will give you reasons to jump, rejoice and jubilate. You will have testimonies of victory and success! 

O Lord, thank You for Your wondrous works. I will always sing of Your Goodness and make a joyful noise to You in Jesus’ Name.