The Psalms, just like the rest of the Word, have a continual anointing upon them. I’ve written several down that have ministered to me. Sometimes I put my own melody to them from my spirit. They are in me so deeply, they come out when I least expect it. I’ll be through with a meeting, standing there looking at everyone, and all of a sudden this song that had been in my heart will burst out.
Roberts Liardon tells us that often a staff member will look at me and say, “Where did that come from?” I have learned to say, “It’s good! Let it go.” Those songs come from your spirit to give you life and encouragement. Through your spirit, the Holy Spirit will witness and speak to you. Many times, when you are singing to God, He will begin to sing right out of you and give you an answer.
I can remember when I was in my worst war; those songs would start way down deep in me. They would be just a small little voice. I kept giving place to it, and by the end of the day, I would come out real bold. I would sit on my bed and sing. Sometimes, even when I would ache inside, the songs of the Spirit would still come. I would sing for hours. I would say over and over, “God, I believe in You.” It didn’t matter what was happening around me. Sometimes I would write the things that were inside of me out on paper. That’s what David and others did in Psalms. They wrote the melodies inside of them for others to see and receive life. That’s what hymns are: written melodies from hearts crying out and rejoicing to God, proclaiming Him as Lord despite the battles.
Roberts Liardon tells us that don’t be afraid to pour your heart out to God. Cleansing comes when you do that. The devil tells you, “If you say what you really feel, that is doubt.” God understands you and knows how you feel anyway. Sometimes you have to have that release to get the garbage out of you. You have to say, “God, here it comes, but I still believe.” Remember that, and let it go.
Sometimes you can get so caught up in the mechanics of faith you forget the character of God.