“O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.” Psalm 96:1

Wide open windows this morning, fresh air flowing through the rooms, birds singing in the trees, awakening a feeling of new life. It’s time to sing praises to the Lord. Singing lifts our spirits and brings joy and peace to our hearts.

Perhaps this last year has been a hard one for you.  Perhaps you have lost a loved one or maybe more.  You may be thinking, “what do I have to sing about?”  Maybe you or your spouse have lost your job, and you are struggling to meet the needs of your household.  It’s hard to sing, when the bills are piling up, and you just can’t see any way out.

If that is how you are feeling, take a few moments to look around you and find some things that you can be thankful for.  Think of how many times the Lord has been there for you, met your need, and given you strength to face each day.  As you begin to thank and praise Him, you will find a song beginning to rise in your heart. Take some time to read some scriptures that will encourage you.

“I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 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 40:1-3.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7.

No matter what our situation, we can stand upon the promises of God that He is with us and nothing can come against us that is not His will. Let a song arise in your heart today, trust the Lord, and see how great things He will do for you.

Prayer:  Jesus we thank you that you are always there for us, and you daily load us with blessings.  We give you praise and honour today and lift our voice in a new song of praise to you.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

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