I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:1-3 NIV)
I feel so priviledged to share my thoughts about scripture and life on this blog. Today I'm going to choose to reflect on one of my favorite passages in the psalms. In my bible next to the passage of scripture shown above, I have two dates written. Dates of new resolve for two different issues in my life when my heart was broken and I was in desperate need of a new day and a new song in my life. They were dates when I allowed God to set my feet upon the rock of His word and His love, as I decided that He was all I really needed.
Dear reader, are you in need of a new start or a new song in your life? God can give it to you. When He does, many will see it and wonder how you can be so joyful in the midst of the pain or stress of your circumstance. He has done it for me. He will do it for you. God will give you that new song so that others will look at you and see God at work in and through you. God wants people to know that He is God. Through our praises to God through our lips and our lives, others will eventually put their trust in God as well.
More to ponder:
1) In what area of your life do you need a "new song"? In what pit are you dwelling?
2) What do you visualize your "new song" to be?
3) What small step can you take today to start living out the new life you've visualized? Prayer is a good first step.