“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.” Ps. 40:3 (ESV)
What was the “old” song of my mouth? I think it was the song of doubt and fear and worry. I tried to over come these by building myself up, trying to convince myself that *I*was the solution to my problem. “If I could just get my act together, then I could pull myself up out of this depression, out of my worry and despair.” I can’t say how many times I thought this. “If I could…” “If *I* could…”
It was only when I realized, by the mercy of God, that *I* could NOT, but that *God* could, that my life changed forever. I cried out to Him…”He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.” (Ps. 40:1-2)
When I turned to Him, *He* put the new song in my mouth, the “song of praise”. It was also the song of utter dependence. What a joy! What a hope!
“I will bless The Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Ps. 34:1)