Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 5, 2022

Avoiding Repeat…Offering A New Song

“He put a new song in my mouth a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3 (ESV)

I could recite those words perfectly. Why? They had been blaring out my car stereo for weeks. Ever been there when your fave song hits the air? Yes, I can totally surround my ears with the sound of the same – familiar fits for quite a while but eventually, I’m ready for another beat.

Wonder if the song we’ve been singing to God needs a refreshing uplift? Easy to zone into the same “Woe is me” tune. Don’t even have to concentrate to blare out the “Why me, Lord” discourse. And what about those moments when we stay on repeat for days, weeks, or months settling for “What’s in it for me” or “Do You really love me?” An old song left in the past, lost in the present or overwhelmed by the future – not exactly what God longs to hear.

Psalm 40 echoes sweet words from a shepherd boy who became King. David’s heart of worship desired to offer God a new song not simply a repeat. Lyrics richly embedded in thankfulness and gratitude. Rhythmic beats from a heart of devotion. Tunes God hadn’t heard before but definitely ones He passionately loved.

So what’s the song we’ve been singing? Are we stuck on repeat totally satisfied with the melody flowing from our hearts? Don’t know about you, but I can hum that “Woe is me” tune nonstop. And when life gets tough, challenging and hard, we are definitely tempted to resound “Do You really love me?”

What’s a girl to do?

Cultivating a heart of gratitude and contentment with our God’s sovereign plan naturally orchestrates the most glorious song. The One who loves to hear our voice equally loves new. Flourishing, growing, deepening our relationship with Him guarantees our song won’t be the same old tune we’ve sung time and time again. Newness is His signature trademark – stagnant repeat isn’t. With our eyes fixed on the inexhaustible character of our God, our song will ignite our deepest melody. And for those who are blessed to hear about our incredible God, they will desire to know the One whose praise is forever on our lips.

“Father, I’m coming back to a heart of worship – bringing a new song I’ve never sung before and it’s all about You.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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