Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; He has made us, and not ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
Psalms 100:1‭-‬5 NKJV

Sometimes I felt left behind, left out, and rejected by people close to me; with tears in my eyes, and a heavy heart, I would feel something welling up inside. A song rising from my heart, and I would lean in to hear the voice of the Lord singing over me, “His Love endures forever,” I could hear a chorus of crackling voices, like others straining to join in the choir, singing, “oh, the joy of the LORD is my strength, His Love endures forever.” I closed my eyes and felt my heart beating to the tune “Let it rise, let Faith arise!”

How amazing is Your grace, my LORD and Savior, You hear us, Your ears are attentive to our prayers, even when we can not utter a single word, Your Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf, and hope rises from the dead, and gratitude leads the chorus of all generations singing in my heart. You are like a conductor, orchestrating the purpose of Your Heart for us; even the prayers are Yours, not of me, but of Your Holy Spirit. Thank you, Father; thank You!

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