When David Haasis asked me to listen to a couple of songs to consider for our next teaching series, the song “Always” stood out. This series we are launching into is on the Psalms and learning how to turn to God in every circumstance in life. That is what we read in the Psalms. The prayer and worship book of the Bible makes it clear that in every and any circumstance we can turn to God. He is our sufficiency in our every need. Learning to look to Him, learning to wait for Him, learning to see His provision and supply is the heart of the Psalms.
“Always” expresses that sentiment perfectly – in all ways we can turn to God, and always our God will come through.
This song is taken from several Psalms, most notably Psalm 3, Psalm 46, and Psalm 121.
- Psalm 3 – “O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying of my soul, there is no help for him in God”
- Psalm 46 – “God is our refuge and our strength a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way…”
- Psalm 121 – “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord…”
The psalms give expression to our deepest longings and our deepest needs, and they turn our hearts again and again in worship and in prayer to the Lord. He will meet us. He will show Himself faithful. This is the faith and the experience of all the psalmists.
My prayer for this song and for this teaching series is that we will more and more become psalmists, ones who turn our hearts to the Lord in every circumstance we find ourselves in.