Today’s Scripture Selection: Psalm 40:3
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. May will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.”
Sometimes life can seem like one long rut. At least that’s what I have heard others say.
Thankfully, I can’t really say I feel that way about things.
I find that most days there is more than enough coming my way that I typically think, if anything, I could use a little less coming my way!
To put it in a more positive way, I echo what the Psalmist says above. Every day God puts a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise.
There are new things to learn, new people to meet, new challenges to undertake, new opportunities to serve.
I feel sad for those who say life has become more of a “re-run” – like an old TV show that constantly runs the same episodes over and over again.
Surely God’s universe is large enough that, with a little effort, we can all find something new to experience; something new to share with others.
In the same Psalm that we read of “new” songs being in our mouths – there are also these words of encouragement:
“Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.”
Anyone who can proclaim that clearly doesn’t live in a rut.
Every day a new song of praise – sounds like a pretty good life to me.
Prayer: Lord, may I lift up my voice in new praise daily. AMEN.