Umpqua Connect


February 03, 2021 Lonnie Wibberding
Umpqua Connect
Show Notes Transcript

A short devotional on Psalms 58:16-17. Want to talk? Send an email to

Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.

Today is Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

The idea for today's verse came from This is their verse of the day.

I spend quite a bit of time in my car. I pastor three churches, and find myself on the road a lot. Often with 30 minutes at a time or more of driving, I have time to listen to something. I listen to a lot of audio books, and sometimes podcasts. This makes me happy inside because I feel like I am learning something, and using the time wisely.

But sometimes I get tired of learning, and just need something else. So I switch over to my spotify playlist and just let the music play. I let myself get absorbed in the feelings and emotion of a song.

There is something about music that speaks to us and connects with us in a way nothing else can. And it is often these times, when I am not learning anything new, or getting anything accomplished, that refresh me the most.

Psalms 59:16-17 says:

16 But I will sing of your strength,
    in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
    my refuge in times of trouble.

17 You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
    you, God, are my fortress,
    my God on whom I can rely.

David wrote this psalm when Saul wanted to kill him. Yet in the busyness of running for his life, David found time to sing praises to God and find courage to go on.

That is the power of singing praises to God. That is the power of song.

Thanks for connecting.

May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow