Psalms 89:1 Your love, God, is my song, and I’ll sing it! I’m forever telling everyone how faithful you are.
When the Jews were taken into captivity in Babylon they lost all desire to make music or sing. “Alongside Babylon’s rivers, we sat on the banks; we cried and cried, remembering the good old days in Zion. Alongside the quaking aspens, we stacked our unplayed harps; That’s where our captors demanded songs, sarcastic and mocking: “Sing us a happy Zion song!” Oh, how could we ever sing GOD’s song in this wasteland? “Psalms 137:1-4
When we are living in estrangement to God, in a foreign land of exile to Him there is never going to be the kind of inners response of singing that should be in the heart anyone in tine with His will.
We can have a song of salvation in our hearts. A song of being in accord with Him. We can cope with His help with whatever comes our way. Romans 6:13 Don’t even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life. Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time–remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!–into God’s way of doing things. What an exciting prospect. Living life according to His will, doing things His way. The prayer of St Francis says:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Recovery is about seeking to find and to do God’s will in order that others will note our example and seek recovery through Him.