Psalm 103:1-6 NLT
1 Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name.
2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
4 He redeems me from death and crowns me with Love and Tender Mercies.
5 He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagles!
6 The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
Have you ever strived to accomplish a task or a goal which took a phenomenal amount of effort to complete? If your answer is yes, then you have experienced the greatest amount of satisfaction and happiness that comes from achieving a life-changing event.
How did you celebrate your accomplishment? Perhaps you thanked God, did the happy dance, cried tears of joy, or was in a state of shock and just took a deep breath of relief.
When we experience the immense joy that comes as a result of serving God; that joy empowers us to sing a new song which honors God as the only Supreme being who can provide us with spiritually life-changing events.
As evidenced by the Book of Psalms (Songs), King David sang to God whether he was down in the valley or up on the mountain top. When reading the various psalms, we become aware that David’s emotional state of mind was very unstable. Even so, he was very honest and transparent in sharing the insecurities of his wavering faith in God.
We are able to reflect on David’s life and utilize the Psalms as an instruction guide to managing unpredictable highs and lows in our emotional state of mind and the level of faith in our spiritual lives.
When we truly believe, “The joy of the Lord is your strength,”(Nehemiah 8:10), all uncertainties are destroyed and we are able to proclaim: “…I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Psalm 34:8 NLT
Serving God is a life-changing event: His love, grace, mercies, and the sacrifical gift of Jesus are more than enough reasons for us to Sing a New Song to Him everyday of our lives!
Challenge for today: Reflect by making a list of all of the good things that God does for you.
Prayer for today: Dear God: Thank you for the “all” that you have done and are still doing in my life. May I never forget how much you have sacrificed for me. I will sing to you a new song today and everyday for the rest of my life. I commit to building unwavering faith by praising you forever more. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen!
Sonya Johnson Ruiz