A New Song

by adustyframe ~ March 5th, 2008

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

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.

Music has always been a part of my life.

I learned how to play the piano before I went to kindergarten. I remember being a little girl riding in the car singing away.

My mom would ask what I was singing and I’d tell her it was a song I made up. I was certain that I would be a famous songwriter.

Since these earliest days of my life, there has always been music bubbling up in my soul and I find myself humming or singing.

One day shortly after Lee checked into jail, I was getting ready for church on a Sunday morning.

This time was still very bad in our marriage. I was so angry at him.

As I was in the bathroom, messing with my hair, I realized there was no music in my soul.

I looked in the mirror and saw my sad eyes and the weariness on my face–and there was no song in my heart.

I began to cry. I didn’t know how long the song had been gone and I definitely missed it.

I remember saying, “Lord, I don’t even have a song in my heart anymore. Please help us.”

How can a musician be lacking her song? My spirit was so heavy and it felt to me a sign of how bad this trial was and what it had done to me.

I asked the Lord to please give me my song back.

While I distinctly remember when I realized my song was gone, I don’t exactly remember when the music returned to my soul. It did come back.

I often find myself even on dark days turning to God with a song. I’m so thankful that it’s back and that my spirit can once again sing praise to my God.

Yes the pit was horrible, but God is good to bring us out of that and give us a new song.

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.


6 Thoughts Shared to A New Song

  1. Jenn

    I’m so happy your song is back.

    Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

    Thank you, Jenn:) Me too.

  2. Little Tykes


    I have been following your blog for some time and i have to see this post really struck a chord with me.

    Recently my family have been going through hell and I have found the only thing that has given me releif has been music.

    I know the lord is with me.. and im glad that music is back in your soul.

    I have also set up a homeschool blog of my own just recently and would be mightily impressed if an esteemed blogger such as yourself could give me a few tips on how i could make it better?

    Danny (littletyke.co.uk)

  3. Beth

    Praise God for your song!!!
    Your testimony shouts a beautiful song from God’s heart to the hearts of we who read your blog. A song of hope that He is truly with us in good times and bad. Thank you for living Him out in your life. You are loved by many for your song of encouragement and trust. We continue to pray for you, Lee, & James.

  4. Christy

    I know what you mean, Lizzie. I went through a (long) time when I had no song. Just this morning, I woke up thinking “Rejoice! Rejoice for this is the day the Lord has made!” And I thought, what a wonderful way to wake up. I have not always felt that way. We are filled with gratitude that we are filled with gratitude! 🙂

    I’m so happy for you. And I rejoice for the song in your heart.

    “But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.” — Psalm 13:5-6

  5. Marie

    Big, fat AMEN. Psalm 40 is also a favorite of mine; it was a lifeline for me in a different trial some time back. Yay for God restoring in us a new song!!

  6. Chel

    I’m a not-so-musical girl, so I don’t so much have a song in my heart, but I’ve always had a quick prayer in my mind. I knew I had hit a place where I needed to change things when I realized that I didn’t pray in the car anymore… I just listened to music. 🙂

    So glad your song returned.

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