Here is a new song about adversity:
Song of the Altar
In the midst of adversity when trouble surrounds me. I come into Your presence and I build an altar. I remember how You met me time and time again and I bow in worship.
Nothing can overtake me when I hide in You. Nothing can overwhelm me when I look to You. I set my eyes on You and I gaze into Your face. I bask in the love of Your eyes full of grace.
No one can comfort me like You O Lord. I will make Your presence my abiding place as I hide in You from the tempest of this storm. Yes I’ll hide in You as I bow and worship at Your feet.
John 19 is the narrative of Jesus’ death for you and me. There is a chorus: Living He loved me, dying He saved me, buried He carried my sins far away. Rising He justified, freely forever, one day He’s coming O glorious day.
When we face adversity on our knees in worship, He envelopes us in His love. Psalm 22:3 says that He is enthroned in our praise. He is always present, but somehow our praise welcomes Him into our atmosphere. He reveals Himself to us in ways that we have not known Him before.
There is always the temptation to negative dialogue when adversity hits. The Lord has a more excellent way. Isaiah 28:6 says, “…for strength to turn back the battle at the gate.” Our gate is our thoughts.
When we direct our thoughts into the love that the Lord has for us we are strengthened in our inner man. Remember Jesus’ words in John 19:30. ‘It is finished’ is the final word against anything the enemy throws at us.
Ephesians 3:16 Amplified says, “May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the (Holy) Spirit (Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality).”