Psalm 137:2 “There on the willows we hung our harps.”
The children of God had passed from the uttermost to the gutter most. Once proud inhabitants of the land that flowed with milk and honey, they were now enslaved in the land of Babylon. Their response was understandable: “By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept” (Psalm 137:1).
Known for their joyful music, the Israelites were asked to play music and sing songs. They responded by hanging up their harps. The music had gone out of their souls, replaced by fear, loneliness, and discouragement.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. True joy is not dependent on where we are, but how we are.
Perhaps your addiction has landed you in a place of brokenness and loss. The good news is that God is still there. Lift your head, raise your voice, and look to your God. Now is not the time to hang up your harp.
Recovery Step: Keep singing, keep walking, keep looking to God. Never hang up your harp.