Today’s Scripture: And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Psalm 40:3
There was a family who had a beautiful songbird that would spend its days singing. One day, the mother was vacuuming around the cage. She opened the door of the cage and was vacuuming the bottom of the cage when the attachment fell off the hose. As she bent over to pick up the attachment, she inadvertently pointed the hose up.
To her horror, she heard the noise of the bird being sucked through the hose into the vacuum bag. Frantically she turned off the vacuum and dug through the bag. She found the little bird, dusted it off and tried to get the dirt out of its mouth. The little bird survived, but never again sang.
I must say that I cannot blame the bird for not singing after going through such a traumatic experience, but it brings me to this thought: Have you lost your song? Have you found yourself in such a terrible situation that you feel stuck in the clay without even a song? You do not know which way to go, or where to turn?
Our God can turn that emptiness into a new song of praise. Our passage today gives a reminder that not only can God pull you from the pit and set you on a rock, but He can also give you a new song of praise for all that He has done for you. Others will see it and trust God.
The world is looking for relief. They are trapped in the pit and have tried everything to get out, but God is their only hope. Your testimony could be the one thing that causes them to see what God has done for you. Your life may be the reason they cry out to God.
Do you feel like you have lost your song? Well, hold on! The God of the universe is on His way to come to your aid!
Devotional by Jim Scudder, Jr.