Over the past few years, I have been greatly influenced and impacted by corporate worship through song. Whether it be with my church body, other believers at a conference, in the car by myself, or in the living room with my wife, I have come to love singing songs to the Lord.
Psalm 96:1-2 says, “Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Sing to the Lord; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.”
This Sunday, November 5, we’re singing a new song! We’ll also be singing a song that has become one of my favorites— King of My Heart. Through this song, we meditate on the goodness of our God. We meditate on the fact that God is our provider and sustainer— we are utterly dependent upon Him.
I particularly like the bridge of this song, which repeats, “You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down.” These are such sweet words to meditate on if we truly understand them. These words are like honey to our souls. When I sing this song, I always have in my mind my favorite verses in the Bible which say:
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory. – Romans 8:28-30
God causes things to work together for our good. This doesn’t mean that all of our plans will work out the way we want them to, nor does it mean that suffering won’t come our way. Instead, it means that God will use all of those things—suffering, pain, loss, and everything else—to mold us into the image of Christ.
The gospel is good news, and part of that good news is that God doesn’t leave us the way we are. He changes us to be more like Christ! So, when we sing, “You’re never gonna let me down,” we can know that it’s true. All the good we could ever possibly need is found in Christ— and God is working in His people to make them more like Him. I’m looking forward to worshipping alongside you this week, and praying that God will make His gospel more precious to us through these songs.