My Hallelujah

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Verse 1:


Peace be still, calm this soul

I need You here now, restore my hope

I confess I've been afraid

Remind my heart, Lord, increase my faith


Verse 2:


You give life no man can take

No power in hell could separate

And who can stand against Your might

With armies of angels by my side?


Bridge:


Nothing can take my hallelujah

Nothing can take my hallelujah

Shadows will fade, darkness will break

I'll keep on singing Your praise (oh)


Pre-Chorus:


So I will run into the waves

As courage comes to take fear's place

With perfect love, perfect love


Chorus 1A:


Oh, what can take away my hallelujah?

No darkness can contain my hallelujah

Your cross has made a way for my hallelujah, my hallelujah


Chorus 1B:


Oh, what can take away my hallelujah

No darkness can contain my hallelujah

Your cross has made a way for my hallelujah, my hallelujah


devotion

What a powerful song this is! First, let's take a look at the definition of 'Hallelujah" - used to express praise, joy, or thanks. Oh yes, this is just what Jesus brings to your life!


Verse 1 talks about peace that calms the soul. I like to think of the soul as our will. Our will as in our desires, wishes, intents, purposes, and decisions that we make each and every minute of each and every day of our life. God desires to have our soul (our will) for Himself. When we turn this over to Him, we will find the peace that we need to get through life here on earth. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid - John 14:27.


Fears will surely come upon us as we are only human. When this happens, run to God, asking for an increase in your faith. Just as Jesus taught us to do, keep your focus on Him, not on your circumstances. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus - Philippians 4:6-7

Verse 1 also refers to hope. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God - Psalm 42:11. Please note this verse asks why the soul is cast down. In the Bible we, humans, are referred to as 'sheep.' Sheep can become 'cast' when they fall on their backs, as they cannot get back up on their own. The same thing can happen to horses in their stall. When they lie down too close to the wall of their stall, they are unable to get up without help. If these animals don't get the help they need, they will die. Whether they realize it or not, their hope is in us. Our hope must be in God, as He is the only One that can pick us up when we fall and become 'cast.'


Verse 2 says no man can take the life that God gives you, that nothing can separate us from God. In all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord - Romans 8:37-39. Do you realize how much power, I love the word 'power,' God's love brings into your life? This is the same power that Jesus had throughout His life, even while on the cross. You really do have armies of angels by your side!

The pre-chorus says that courage comes to take fear's place because of perfect love. God's love for us is perfect. Try to wrap your mind around just who God is and how much He loves us. If God is for us, who can be against us? - Romans 8:31. Once we truly realize and experience God's love in our lives, nothing can defeat us, not our circumstances, not other people, not even death. This realization is what gives us our courage, courage to run into the waves of despair that come against us throughout our life. Courage that wipes away all fear. Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you - Deuteronomy 31:6


The chorus asks 'What can take away my hallelujah?' NOTHING!! Praise, joy, and thanks should be going up to God no matter what darkness assails you. The cross of Jesus, God's love, gives us the power to cry out 'HALLELUJAH!' no matter what!!


NOTHING CAN TAKE YOUR 'HALLELUJAH!'


The body of Jesus was racked, broken, bathed in blood, but His soul was ennobled by a dignity, suffused with a love that illuminated, transformed and transfigured His suffering and death - Ragamuffin Bible


Nothing took away His Hallelujah!

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