Jesus Sings Over Us?

I have found music to be a wonderful source of encouragement over the years. Worship songs are my favorite ones to listen to. There have been times over the years that a song has been in my spirit which let me know something was about to happen such as the time I had the song Life Goes On the morning my father passed away. I woke up with that song in my spirit and knew why.

This past week it happened again a few times. However, is was a different experience. It is something that has been happening the past few years as chronic illness has gotten worse and after I finally admitted to having depression as a result of chronic illness.

Friday brought with it a Fibro flare. This time it was extreme fatigue. I woke up at 7:30 but had zero energy. I couldn’t even go make breakfast. I drank some coffee, but still could snap out of it. I went back to sleep. As I went back to sleep, the song Oceans by Hillsong was in my spirit. The song stayed with me all morning when I would try to wake up but couldn’t. I finally got up at 1pm still tired., but the song was in my spirit even as I watched movies.

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Wednesday it was a different song as depression was a struggle. Summer seemed hopeful at the beginning, but two of my classes were canceled. That is something I never experienced before. It was getting me down, but the song Look Up Child by Lauren Daigle was in my spirit so strongly. It seemed as if Jesus was letting me know not to give in to depression.

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These kind of experiences remind me of a passage from the bible in Zephaniah 3:

“The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Jesus rejoices over us with singing. The context of the passage is about how God will end the oppression his people were under. Living with chronic illness can at times feel like living under an oppressive master. Depression can also feel oppressive. Jesus loves us and sings over us. He came to bring us life, to breathe life into our souls and spirits.

I usually share music videos on Mondays for my Music Mondays series, but today I want to share the videos of the two songs the Lord has brought to my spirit in down times this week. My hope is they bless someone else who is struggling.

If you ever experience having a song in your spirit that is about Jesus, respond to it. Even the faintest prayer will get his attention. We are never alone. Jesus is always with us.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

29 thoughts on “Jesus Sings Over Us?

  1. Great message and great songs, but I want to add one that Abba brought to mind as I read this message….Reckless Love, Bethel // Corey Asbury..The 1st line says, “Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me….This has become one of my faves…

  2. I love that verse in Zephaniah. I pray God will continue to bless and keep you. Thanks for the songs. ❀️😊

  3. OMG!!! I soooo love the worship songs you’ve shared! They’re part of my special daily playlist. God is soooo good indeed! πŸ™‚

  4. I love both those songs and the one that was shared also! And this happens so much to me Matt! I will wake up or go to bed with one on my mind. I have learned to go straight to google and look up the lyrics, because there is something in that song that God wanted to touch my heart with. Sometimes an answer to a prayer….God is so amazing in the many different ways He loves to encourage His children! God Bless brother!

  5. Thank you for sharing your journey through chronic illness and pain. There are many facing this same situation and this is a great encouragement. I agree, music can lift the spirit, mind and body. Thank you for sharing this message of hope and these beautiful songs! I’m lifting you in prayer as I write. May the Lord lift your pain this day and show His great love for you in a special way.

  6. It’s a beautiful sentiment that Jesus sings over us–thanks for sharing a scripture I haven’t read before. God bless you for staying faithful through your struggles!

  7. I can so relate. Music is life!.

    And the song “Oceans”.. Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the water…”.

    I love that song, it spurs and reminds me that in it all, we have to keep trusting God that He is faithful to EVERY of His words to us. No matter what!

    The Lord is your strength always bro.

    God bless you.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this ! I had heard this song , oceans at the church & wanted so badly to listen to it again !! Didn’t know it was from Hillsong .so beautiful & so soul stirring!! Shared with some of my friends who are also trying to walk over troubled waters ..Through your pain God is reaching out to others too …God bless !!

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