(Psa 40:3) “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.”
Child of God do you remember the day that God delivered you out of a horrible pit and out of the miry clay? Do you remember how you felt when you got up from the altar, or wherever it was that you called upon God, with a broken and a contrite spirit?
I remember, it was like a heavy burden lifted from me and I felt free. It was amazing, almost indescribable. God, Who is rich in mercy and of great love, reached down and lifted me up out of the horrible pit and miry clay of sin that held me captive.
And now, just as the Psalmist David said, “And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God.”
(Psa 34:6) “This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.”
(Psa 104:33-34) “I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. (34) My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.”
Can you imagine just how great and awesome God is? His grace and mercy brought us through. Just when most of us thought that our lives were over, and may even had thoughts of suicide, and were in great depression – God, Who is rich in mercy, lifted us out of that horrible pit. When drug addiction and alcoholism had bound us – God lifted us out of that miry clay. When God places a new song in our mouth, we have to give testimony to others of what He (God) has done for us:
(Psa 26:7) “That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.”
(Psa 105:1-2) “O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. (2) Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.”
How can anyone not praise God and tell of His wondrous works of deliverance; if He has brought you out of an horrible pit and out of miry clay. And not only that, but He gave you a sure foundation to stand on and a direction in life. Before God’s deliverance, we were sinking deeper into sin and we had no direction in life. Whichever way the wind blew, we were tossed about by it.
But God, Who orders our steps, and where He leads we will follow. Do others see the change in you that the Lord has brought about, that they may fear (reverence) and shall trust in the Lord?
We have an example in (Mark 5:1-20) of the man who was possessed with the devil and had the legion; who, after Jesus had delivered him from the demons, wanted to be with Jesus:
(Mar 5:19) “Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.” (20) “And he departed, and began to publish (that is to give his testimony) in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.”
Take notice that no family was mentioned, but his friends were. These are the people who were closest to him.
When God delivers us, we should tell those closest to us what great things He has done; whether it be family or friends. Who knows us better than those of our own house, or those closest to us?
When God saved us, and cleaned us up from the addictions (a filthy mouth, pride, sexual immorality, lying, cheating, stealing); He did it so that others may see and fear, and shall trust in the Lord for that same deliverance.
I encourage every child of God who reads this devotion to give your testimony. Tell what good things the Lord hath done for you and hath had compassion on you.