One of my favorite songs to play and sing when I am going through is called “God On the Mountain” by Lynda Randle. Lynda is an inner-city Washington, DC urban-born singer with a Southern gospel tone. The lyrics are:
God On the Mountain by Lynda Randell Life is easy, when you’re up on the mountain And you’ve got peace of mind, like you’ve never known But things change, when you’re down in the valley Don’t lose faith, for you’re never alone For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley When things go wrong, he'll make them right And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times The God of the day, is still God in the night We talk of faith way up on the mountain But talk comes easy, when life’s at its best Now it’s down in the valleys, trials and temptations That’s where your faith is really put to the test For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley, When things go wrong, he'll make them right And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times The God of the day, is still God in the night The God of the day, is still God in the night.
The Word of God amplifies the message of this song, as does many of the psalms. In Psalm 37, a psalm written by David, contrasts the fate of evildoers and the righteous. I am excited for what the Word says to those who trust in the Lord. Psalm 37, “Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday (verses 5-6). Wait on the Lord, and keep His way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land (verse 34).” David wrote, “Don’t weary of doing good.”
For those of us who are a little older, he encouraged us in verse 25, “I have been young and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lends; and his descendants are blessed.” David exclaimed from his own experience that there is a blessing – “Depart from evil, and do good and dwell forevermore. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever.”
The God of the day, is still God in the night! “Go, tell it on the mountain.”