Because of Jesus, I can sing a new song. He pursued me in the darkness. He patiently corrected my wrong beliefs about who He is. He waited for me to in humbleness to abandon my selfish pursuit of my earthly kingdom. Jesus restored my soul, and as my eyes focus on His heavenly kingdom, I find myself desiring as Paul wrote, “…we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies,” (Rom. 8:23).


Meditation: My New Song from Psalms 18, 40, 116, and 117

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.

I love the Lord, for He heard my voice;

He heard my cry for mercy.

The Lord is gracious and righteous;

Because He turned His ear to me,

I will call on Him as long as I live.

May all who seek You

Rejoice and be glad in You;

May those who love Your salvation always say,

“The Lord be exalted.”

Many, O Lord my God,

Are the wonders you have done.

The things You planned for us

No one can recount to you;

Were I to speak and tell of them,

They would be too many to declare.

How can I repay the Lord

For all His goodness to me?

I will lift up the cup of salvation

And call on the name of the Lord.

I will sacrifice a thank offering to You

And call on the name of the Lord.

Great is His love toward us

And the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

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