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A Few Thoughts on "Hallelujah" (Plus 5 Song Ideas)

~By Sharon Czerwien

For Christmas 2022, I wrote a post entitled, "A Broken Hallelujah at Christmas is Good Enough!"


I have also written a post entitled "Hallelujah from the Back Row!"


I thought this post for the New Year should include the words, A Few Thoughts on Hallelujah. (I will probably have a future post with hallelujah in the title, too!)


I use the word often. Just ask my kids!


~A good parking spot in a bad part of town??? Hallelujah!

~No cavities for the kiddos??? Hallelujah!

~Surviving the Interstate??? Hallelujah!

~A loved-one healed??? Hallelujah!

~Finding a pair of perfectly-fitting pants for my son??? Hallelujah!


Not to be dramatic, but I love the word!


A Few Thoughts on Hallelujah


Whether spoken out loud or inwardly, a hallelujah can cause our heart to be thankful for God's blessings.


What if something in life does not feel like a blessing, though?


*Philippians 4:4 says we can rejoice always.


*James 1:2 says that we can still be joyful, even in our trials.


*1 Peter 1:6 says that we can greatly rejoice, even if we have trials before us.


It is only by dwelling on the long-term good that joy is even possible. (Some of the long-term blessings are increased faith, spiritual maturity, and endurance. Check out James 1:2-4 and 1 Peter 1:7.)


5 Hallelujah songs:


Below are helpful songs that can help us keep our mind on God and His goodness. As a result, we can be more apt to praise and proclaim a good 'ole hallelujah, no matter our circumstances!


Here are five hallelujah songs that catch my ear every time!


1. Broken Hallelujah (The Afters)


A hallelujah can even happen in deep heartache. A broken hallelujah is sufficient.

I need to remember to say hallelujah when times are difficult, too. That's why this song made it to the top of my list.


2. Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed (Keith and Kristyn Getty)


The phrase, "Sing, sing hallelujah" is sung throughout the song. The song is about the greatness of Jesus being alive!


This song carries the idea of, "Hallelujah my ways are known to you..." Whether in a difficult time or not, God knows our needs and brings strength.


This song proclaims the work of God on our behalf. Therefore, all we can say is hallelujah!


5. Christ Our Hope In Life and Death (Keith and Kristyn Getty)

This song is a good one! We can sing hallelujah because of the hope we have in Christ.


~Have a hallelujah kind of week (and New Year!),

Sharon

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