A New Song

It’s hard to describe the excitement, joy, exhilaration that comes to us when God finally acts after putting us through a long period of waiting.  David does a pretty good job of it in Psalm 40.  In fact, he lays out the entire process wonderfully for us there.

First there is the waiting and crying out to the Lord. 

Then the movement from the pit and the mire to the rock.

That is followed by joyful praise – a new song.  It’s no longer a song of sadness, but of thankful, heartfelt rejoicing.

Finally there is the effect that all of this has on others.  Their trust in God is increased by observing what He does in our lives. 

May the Lord encourage each of us through David’s experience.

I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth-
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.”
                              – Psalms 40:1-3 (NKJV)

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