A new song to sing
“I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.”
Psalms 40:1-3 NTL
Many people may conclude erroneously, thinking that if we are merely shadows, then is not worthy fighting for a better and dignified life, and where we can enjoy some comfort.
In the introduction to this Psalm, David tells us four things that God does in our lives:
- God gives us hope. This hope grew in David keeping a communication with God. In the most difficult moments of his life he cried out, and his prayers were heard. Do not forget, hope grows with communion, waiting patiently for the Lord’s help.
- God gives us security. Where does my security? David knew that he could only be sure if God protected him; he was literally saved from death, not once but many times. God is the same, He does not change and He can give you the security that you need in your life today.
- God gives us back the happiness into our lives. We cannot praise God with a heavy heart, anxious, or fearful, but God give us a new song to sing coming from a grateful heart for the hope and assurance that He gives us.
- God speaks to others through my life. The most effective witness is the transformation that God does in our lives; when we are been moving from despair to hope, from death to life, from insecurity to security, of the anxiety to praise, from sadness to happiness. All these changes can only be made by God and when in the midst of a difficult situation we praise God, our attitude becomes a testimony that touches the lives of others and encourages them to trust God.
Does your life need hope, safety, or happiness? Get close to God, He will hear you, He will put you in a safe place and will give your life a new song.
© David García Licona – August 2013