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Cast Up a Highway

April 15, 2018


Cast Up a Highway

Because only the LORD God is able  to truly help us  in our needs,  we are commanded  to sing praises  to Him alone  and to worship only Him.     If we refuse to admit  that only the LORD God can help us  in our needs,  we are blocking God’s way  to help us.     If we want  and need help,  God is more than glad to help us,  when we faithfully admit  that He alone is able  to help — that He alone  is LORD and God  over all.     Therefore,  Psalm 68:4  gives us  a command  with some directions,

Sing to God,  sing praises  to His name;   
Cast up a highway  for Him  who rides  through the deserts,   
Whose name is the LORD,  and exult  before Him.

This psalm does not tell us  to just sing any ol’ song  to try to make ourselves happy.     It is not telling us  to think positively  and  have a philosophically cheerful outlook  on life  so we can make ourselves get  in a better mood.     All of that is for people  who don’t know the LORD  as the one and only true God  over all.

Those people  who do realize  that only the LORD  is the true God,  the Creator and Sustainer  of all,  sometimes need  to be reminded  to look  at the truth  of all things.     Absolutely everybody gets down-in-the-dumps  many times throughout life.     As we read God’s word,  we see many instances  where God’s children were depressed  over their circumstances.     That’s life,  because “stuff” happens.

As we face truth,  we remember  and admit  that only the LORD is God — only the LORD  is our Help and Shield.     For that very reason  we can and should  sing praises to God,  our Help.     When we sing honest praises,  we are casting up a highway  for God  to come into our lives.     A good highway  is always built up  above the surrounding ground.     When it is built up and solid,  it is much easier  to travel on — so much nicer  than an old dirt road  with ruts, rocks,  and all sorts of debris  in the way.

The song in our heart  that speaks the truth  about God’s love and care  for us  builds up a highway  for God  to come into our lives  and helps us  in our needs.     When our hearts are burdened  with all the troubles we face  in this world,  our hearts are a desert.     In our depression,  we feel dry and parched.     We feel dead and useless — without any hope.

Then we should turn  to the truth.     The LORD is still God.     He always has been God  and He always will be God.     There is no other real God.     It is  as we turn  to the truth  that we are able to start singing  God’s praises.     We can sing because God is our Hope,  our Savior,  our heavenly Father,  our Creator  and Sustainer.     He’s that and so much more.      It’s like  “Hey!     Wake up!     God loves you.    You are His child.     He cares for you.     Go to your Father because He wants  to help you.”

As we rejoice  before our heavenly Father,  who dearly loves us  in Jesus Christ,  we are building up a highway.     We are opening up the door  to our hearts.     Let us look  at the truth  and build up a good highway  for God  to come into the deserts  of our hearts.     Only He can make our deserts bountiful gardens,  filled with good fruits  as we keep on singing praises to God,  where praises are due.     It is God’s grace  that leads us  to a deeper trust and faith  for the LORD to carry us through  the things we need to endure  in order to be refined  into a faith  of pure gold.

With a song of truth  in our hearts,  we sing,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for caring about us  and for bearing our burdens.     Thank You  for a beautiful salvation  in Jesus Christ.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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