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He Put a New Song in My Mouth

December 29, 2016

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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.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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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.

Philippians 3:12

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