“He has given me a new song to sing of praises to Our God. Now many will hear of the glorious things he did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord and put their trust in him.” Psalm 40:3 (TLB)
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. To repeat the sad narrative over and over again until our identities somehow get wrapped up in that “thing” that won’t go away. The old song keeps playing in our heads like a broken record.
The negative self-talk is endless. The replaying of what-ifs. The rehashing of events and rehearing of words. Remembering the disappointment ... the grief.
I’m not suggesting we ignore negative circumstances. We need to learn from them and grow. But we don’t need to become a forever-victim of depressing seasons in our lives. Let God use it to grow you to become a new person. Learn from it. Things won’t be the same, but neither will you. Rise out of the ashes and let Him use the past as fuel for a better, wiser, more mature you.
God doesn’t define us by the past, and neither should we.
Let the lies that keep you stuck, the old songs of yesterday, fall away. Listen for the new song. Sing it. Share it.
Listen. I hear it now. The sounds of a new song coming . . .
A delight to this weary soul.
Let me embrace the words and melody of this new song, His song . . .
As I pry loose from the grip of the old.
Lord, help me to see the positive and let go of the negative. Help me be grateful for all you’ve done in my life–to move forward under Your banner of love. To share what You have done. Our God has been faithful, and the years have brought forth good. He has turned old songs into new songs. All glory to His name. Amen.
Patty Perkins is a Contributor for Humble Faith Ministries. She enjoys long walks with her
husband and gathering friends and family around her kitchen table. She and her husband love living back home in Kentucky and are grateful for their growing family. They have two grown sons. One is married, with the first grandchild due in August, and the other is engaged.