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A New Song in Your Mouth

A New Song in Your Mouth

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him. Psalm 40:3

You will have a new song in your mouth — that’s the second way you’ll know you’ve waved goodbye to the pit. Right after the psalmist tells us that God sets us on the rock and gives us a firm place to stand, He tells us God gives us a new song: He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. (Psalm 40:3)

Every one of us was born for a song. Even the one who can’t carry a tune in a bucket. Even the one who wouldn’t mind church so much if it weren’t for the singing. The one who just doesn’t get it — and doesn’t think she wants to.

Reflection Question

Right after God sets us on the rock and gives us a firm place to stand, what, according to Psalm 40:3, is the very next thing He does?

“I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me,
for I have redeemed you.”
Sing for joy, you heavens, for the Lord has shout aloud, you earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the Lord has redeemed Jacob, He displays His glory in Israel. Isaiah 44:22–23


Personal Application

Have you begun to hear a God-song in your heart? Can you put words to your song? If it is an actual song that you can sing, sing it!

Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19–20


A God-Song

Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have worked salvation for Him. Psalm 98:1

You were born for a God-song. Your heart beats to its rhythm and your vocal cords were fashioned to give it volume. A God-song in the simplest man’s soul is greater than any symphony. It’s more than emotional intoxication or getting lost in the moment. It’s the unleashed anthem of a freed soul. A song expresses something no amount of spoken words can articulate. No amount of nonverbal affection can demonstrate. Music is its own thing, especially when instruments and voices respond to the tap of the divine Conductor. Nothing can take a song’s place. If the outlet gets clogged, the soul gets heavier and heavier. And nothing on earth clogs the windpipe like the polluted air of a pit.

Reflection Question

“Your heart beats to the rhythm of a God-song, and your vocal cords were fashioned to give it volume.” What is a God-song?

My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music. Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
Psalm 57:7–8

Personal Application

When you’re in a pit, you may be singing a song, but it’s usually not a God-song. What are some of the Enemy’s songs that you’ve been singing? If you can’t think of an actual song, make up a song title that fits your situation. (Think country, and have fun with this!)

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. Psalm 138:1

Excerpted with permission from Get Out of That Pit: A 40-Day Devotional Journal by Beth Moore, copyright Beth Moore.

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Your Turn

When you’ve been in a pit for a long time and occasionally start to see the sun again, you might find yourself singing a God-song. You might be surprised to hear your own voice humming a joyful tune to God. That’s His gift to you! Let yourself rejoice in it. ~ Devotionals Daily