Many of our heroes in faith have passed through a lot of challenging and unpleasant experiences during their lives. Still, they held on to the Lord; they did not get back to serving God. They waited with God no matter the problems or situations. That is why most of the hymns, especially Baptists pointed out to most of the people who have fought and conquered. They put their trust in the Lord. We select some hymns on trust that will teach you how to put your trust in the Lord during tough times.

O My Soul Magnifies the Lord

Text: Luke 1:46-56

BH 18:Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

One morning, R.C. Chapman, a devout Christian, was asked how he was feeling.“I’m burdened this morning!” was his reply. But his happy countenance contradicted his words. So, the questioner exclaimed in surprise,“Are you burdened, Mr. Chapman?”Yes, but it is a wonderful burden–it is an overabundance of blessings for which I cannot find enough time or words to express my gratitude!

Mary magnified the Lord by proclaiming His greatness and rejoicing in God as the Savior. She started with God’s action when she was chosen to be the mother of the

Messiah. God was mindful of her humility and has chosen to lift her to a position where she will be acknowledged by all as a blessed woman. This awareness brought joy to her and in response, she praised the Lord the God of her salvation. She asserted that God is merciful to those who fear Him through all generations. She described God’s action against the people, they are scattered and are brought down. while the humble is lifted.

It is good to magnify the Lord. Do not magnify your problem, magnify God. The bigger you make God, the smaller your problems will become. Every day we experience the goodness of the Lord.No day breaks without God’s involvement, should always find the need to exalt Him. Magnifying God will enable you to look past your circumstances and focus on Christ.

Praise the Lord, O My Soul!

Text: Psalms 146

BH 11:We Praise O God, Our RedeemerThee,

When last did you speak to yourself about who God is? Self-talk is the way you start saying something to yourself through your inner voice. It has both positive and negative sides. It is positive if you are showing signs of optimism about yourMaker that is, thinking good and not evi1. It is also good when you are the blessedness of God.

Psalm 146 is part of the collections of five Hallelujah Psalms found towards the end of the book of Psalms(Psalms 146-150). These psalms start and end with encouragement, where people are motivated to praise the Lord, It is worth noting that Psalm 14 celebrates God as the Maker of heaven and earth, who created the sea and everything in it. God is faithful, He upholds the cause of the poor. The Lord is righteous, and He reigns forever. God will always remain trustworthy. Moreover, God’s sovereignty has been dedicated to helping people from creation to eternity. Our living, salvation, protection, and provision for praising God.

Like the psalmist commanded his soul to praise the Lord, you also call everything within you to praise the name of the Lord. To praise God, must be intentional about it by taking a deep reflection on what your life has been from the beginning and what your life is now. Today, begin a never-ending praise attitude and that will be the beginning of a never-ending relationship with God. A Music Minister from the Nigerian Baptist Convention led the hymns with a powerful introduction. Listen to hymns. and trust God.

Let Everything That Breathes Praise God!

Text: Psalms 150

BH 250:Blow Ye theTrumpet,Blow

Most scholars agree that when the psalms were collected, the editors added Psalm 1 and Psalm 150 as the introduction and conclusion to the entire book. In so doing, the editors affirmed that the individual whose delight is in the law of the Lord and on his law, he meditates day and night(Psalm 1:2)will eventually praise God for his acts of power and his surpassing greatness(v.2).

The theme of Psalm 150 is an expression of praise to God, which is appreciating God for who He is. We praise something or someone that we honor and prize highly. The psalmist shows us that praise requires action. It is not enough to think that something is wonderful as it is not praise until we express it. When we express it through words or actions then it becomes praise. Praise is to be God-centered. God is to be praised in His sanctuary, in His mighty heavens for His acts of power as the Creator, Redeemer, and for Hissurpassinggreatness. Also, God is to be praised with instruments, and dance. The Bible tells us who should praise the Lord; all that have breath, and all of His creation.

Praising God takes our eyes off ourselves and places our thoughts words and actions upon God. Our praise and worship here is a rehearsal of what we will be doing in heaven.

Give Thanks through Songs

Text: Psalm 28

BH 494:Thanksgiving Hymn

The couple has been faced with overwhelming challenges that they feel so inhibited emotionally and cannot even express the cries of their heart to the Lord. The situation is such that they cannot maintain a spirit of thanksgiving to help their hope for the future. How did the psalmist handle such a situation?

The Bible describes two classes of people, the saved and the unsaved or the wicked and the righteous. The psalmist is anguished seeing the wicked prospering. To strengthen himself and the heart of the righteous, he affirms, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song, I praise him”(v. 7). The turning point in the life of the psalmist is the inner confidence which turns his heart to the Lord amidst all the challenges of life. Despite all odds, he resolved to give thanks to God in songs.

A great assurance for all believers is that God is the true advocate. This indicates to us that God will never abandon us. As wicked people continue to excel, you need to take solace in the Lord since He is your Advocate and Shepherd(v.9). You can always cry to God for help. Therefore, you can say to David, “My heart trusted in him, and I am helped”. Complete the hymns here and hold on to the Lord.

Hymns, Spiritual Songs

Text: Ephesians 5:1-2,15-20

BH 128:Come, Let Us Tune Our Loftiest Song

Diction can be constructive. Some addictions destroy people, like addiction to alcohol or other toxicants. Yet, some addictions make people better. We need to become addicted to the good and throw away the bad, each of us becoming a musician for God. Paul invites every believer to become a musician. He seems to associate spirituality and singing. He is recommending we start singing to each other, and even speaking to one another in songs. When we sing psalms, we build each other up. We build courage into one another; we are energized by our agreement. We are confessing the greatness of God and what we believe. So, singing becomes a mark of the true fellowship we have in the Spirit. A hymn is a song of praise someone deliberately and carefully composes, while a spiritual song is a song that comes from the core of our being and rises to our lips. Finally, there is singing in the spirit in the church, much like speaking in tongues in the church. Itisa song sung to God. Throughout the Bible, this kind of song is referred to as a new song. Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs speak volumes of God’s faithfulness.

As a believer, you need to know that God has a stake in your life. Make it an attitude to always sing psalms and hymns. Singing spiritual songs keeps you conscious of the greatness of God Almighty. Let songs of praises and thanksgiving permeate your life.

Bible Study on Trust

Psalm 28: 3; Isaiah 26: 3; Isaiah 43: 2; Jeremiah 17: 1-8; Psalm 118: 8; Mathew 6: 26; Psalm 37: 3; Psalm 57: 4; 1 John 4: 16; Hebrews 13: 5; Psalm 27: 14; Ps 56: 3; Psalm 143: 8; 1 John 5: 14; Psalm 16: 1; Isaiah 43: 2; Psalm 29: 25.