Women’s Ministry Director, LHBC
“1I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. 2He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. 3He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD.”
Every once in a while, God calls us to a new season in life. While sometimes exciting, a new season can be scary, inexperienced, or even undesired. But the starting place for any new season is to seek the Lord. Our key verse assures us that when we do, God hears our prayers. He lifts us up, steadies our feet, and gives us a new song to sing–a hymn of praise. These new songs are evidence of God’s constant work in our life and serve as important markers in our walk with God. But new songs take time.
What is your season? Maybe you are learning a new season with or without someone you love. Maybe you have started a new job or lost an old one. Maybe God has led you to a new ministry area or person to disciple. Perhaps you are in a new place of growth in your relationship with the Lord. Regardless of the circumstances, God provides solid ground, steadies your feet, and gives you the words to sing. Wait patiently for the lyrics.
God lifts us out of the places we are stuck. With daily tenderness, He provides our solid ground. He steadies our feet as we learn how to walk in these new places. Much like teaching a baby to walk, picture the tender nearness between you and your Heavenly Father as He encourages new steps and steadies your wobbling feet. Day-by-day talk and listen to God in prayer. Read His message to you in the Bible. Lean into Jesus for strength and direction. Then, one day in a beautiful lyrical crescendo, you will surprise yourself by doing or saying something that your old self would never have been capable of doing. It is at that moment you realize that you are singing a new song God has given you to sing in this season-and it becomes a hymn of praise. Sing it for all to hear! May others see your story and learn to trust in Jesus.
Prayer for Today:
Father, thank you for hearing my cry. Help me learn another word today to the new song you are teaching me this season. Lift me up and steady me. Help me be brave and try new things as I trust and follow you. May others see my life and hear my song, and may they be encouraged to put their trust in you too Jesus! In Jesus Name, Amen.
MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”