Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Hope for the Heart Part 26 - A New Song

Janie saw a noticeable difference in her friend, Nancy. “What’s up,” she asked her. “You seem so alive these days.”

What Nancy told her was surprisingly simple! “I asked God for a new song,” she replied. Janie looked puzzled and Nancy went on to explain.

“I was reading in the book of Psalms in the Bible and I noticed how often it said “sing a new song unto the Lord”. I realized I hadn’t been singing at all lately. My song of praise to God had slowly faded. I was disgruntled and felt there wasn’t really much to praise Him for right now. So I asked Him for a new song.”

“I asked God to help me change my attitude; to see the things to be thankful for daily and to praise Him, even when my feelings weren’t necessarily feelings of praise. I guess you would say I choose to have a new song. I choose to ask God to do in me what I read in Psalm 40:3…”

“And He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”

How about you? What is your song to God these days? Has it gotten off tune; have you forgotten the words or has the music been drowned out by your anxious thoughts?

Ask God today to put a new song in your heart… a song of praise to Him. Don’t wait for your feelings to well up in praise… choose to sing a new song to Him. If your music has faded ask Him to put a new song in your heart.

If you are willing He will…

  • Change your attitude
  • Give you a thankful heart
  • Bring songs of praise to your mind
  • Strengthen you through the circumstances that could steal your music

You will be surprised at how this breathes new life into your soul. Others will see and their trust in God will grow too.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Thank you that You are the author of the music of the soul. I confess that I have let my song fade in the night. Today I ask that You would place a new song in my heart. Even when I don’t particularly feel like it, put Your praise in my heart and mind. Refresh my soul with new music and turn my eyes to You in a new way today. Give me a thankful heart and change my attitude by the power of Your Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.