Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
Are you singing a song of rejection, pain, or loss? Well, stop listening to country music! Ha!
God can put a new song in your heart and in your mouth.
I think sometimes he uses a song to lift us up out of the pits of life. So many times a song has lifted me. One in particular stands out in my memory today. Still Standing by Israel Houghton and Cindy Cruise Ratcliff (from the Alive in South Africa project)
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"You gave me courage to believe, that all your goodness I would see, and if it had not been for you standing on my side, where would I be?
If not for your goodness, if not for your grace, I don't know where I would be today, If not for your kindness, I never could say I'm still standing. If not for your mercy, if not for your love, I most likely would have given up. If not for your favor I never could say I'm still standing. But by the grace of God.
To you I lift my offering, and set my heart on higher things, for it if had not been for you standing on my side, where would I be?"