He Put a New Song in My Mouth
He Put a New Song in My Mouth
Psalm 40 by David speaks of waiting ever so “patiently for the LORD” to rescue from a dire situation. Whatever was troubling David, he was not fretting, fuming, doubting, complaining, or feeling bitter and down-in-the-dumps. Much rather, David “waited patiently for the LORD”.
Something special happened to David as he trusted and patiently waited for the LORD to answer his cry for help. David wrote in Psalm 40:3-4,
And He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear,
And will trust in the LORD.
How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust,
And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
As David patiently trusted and waited for God to help, God “put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.” Because David was sure of God’s love for him, he knew that at the right time God would help. While waiting, David did not turn “to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.” They might have appeared to be able to help by the world’s standards — but, because they tend to “lapse into falsehood”, David didn’t want to have anything to do with them.
That surety of God’s love in David’s heart led God to “put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.” When we put our faith in God’s saving love, God strengthens our faith even more, so that we are able to sing His praises while we are waiting. When the world sees God’s children trusting and praising God in the midst of their troubles, it gets some to thinking. Some might have a “fear” and others might come to “trust in the LORD”.
The Bible give us many examples of that. There is Daniel in the lions’ den; Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego in the fiery furnace; Paul and Silas singing praises while in prison with their feet in the stocks; and many other accounts.
So, we look at our own lives. God is more than worthy of our trust and songs of praise. Are we quietly and patiently trusting in the LORD’s love and almighty power? If we still have doubts and fears while facing our troubles, we need to open up God’s word to us. Read it, study it — find out all that God has done in love for us. Examine how God has kept all of His promises of a Savior — and how He freely forgives all our sins for Jesus’ sake.
Give God an opportunity to “put a new song” into our mouths. Life is much better trusting in God, rather than in proud, sinful men — with their worldly philosophies, religions, superstitions, and failings.
With a “new song” in our mouths, we say, “Hallelujah! LORD, Your lovingkindness preserves us pure and holy.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.