We are all singing different songs today, aren’t we? Perhaps you are far from feeling like you want to sing or your song isn’t very cheery. Some songs are more like cries or pleas that come from a scared, desperate or concerned place, either for our children, loved ones, or ourselves. There are songs we can barely sing because we are just plain old tired or we maybe we have lost our desire, our passion, our light. We don’t want to sing. Maybe we are too busy to sing. Too worried to sing. Too weak. Maybe even sick. On the other hand, we have songs of joy and gratitude or blends and combinations of high notes and low. Maybe we are just bursting with songs of praise and thanksgiving.
For those of you who are not, you can sing a sad song.
That is okay.
If you can’t sing at all, that works, too. You are just not there. Many of us have days where we aren’t.
Where can you go for a song? For words and notes that are uplifting, that have meaning? Hhmm…I have a place. Yes, but I mean after Disneyland. And oh yes, after the chocolate cupcake with white icing and sprinkles. Actually, before.
Scripture. Prayer. One Another.
Will you let God put a new song in your heart, today through Him and through His vessels?
But you don’t know what I am dealing with. True. But God does.
But this is bad, things are SO bad. God knows how bad. He has walked the bad. The ugly. The unthinkable.
But I just can’t get a grip…and I am worried, and scared and I am out of answers. God is powerful. Your Creator. He is involved. He already knows the outcome. He has the answers.
If you are awaiting results of something and are fraught with fear, if you are worried about something with your child or are so doggone weary you don’t know how you are going to make it till 4:00 let alone 9:00 p.m., know this:
God can carry the tune when you can’t.
God hears the melody of your heart, the words to your desires, the inflection of your voice when you have a question that is circling about. You may not be able to give yourself a new song, but He can. He is pretty amazing that way. When you can’t lift your voice to sing, He can give you the ability and the means. Your new song might not be void of pain but can be filled with direction, strength, focus, confidence, wisdom or trust. Will you let Him give you that song to rest in the benefits? If you do, the tune you are humming might just take you through the day on a new, meaningful note.
And you can sing that truth all the way to Disneyland or to your favorite cupcake.
“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love, for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalm 59:16
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” Psalm 40:3
“Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.” Psalm 96