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 (Psalm 40:1-3).
In Psalm 40 above, King David tells of some of the times when he experienced difficulties, oppositions, and turmoil. And at the same time, King David testifies about how good God has been to him, and how God had delivered him and gave him victory over his difficulties and challenging circumstances. This is in keeping with the declaration in the Bible that although weeping may endure for the night, joy will come in the morning (Psalm 30:5). It is also important that bear in mind that for all who faithful and obedient to God, problems do not mean that God is no longer with them. To the contrary, these problems will always present opportunities for the almighty God to show His love and power. After all, He has promised never to leave nor forsake His own (Hebrews 13:5). Since God has delivered you from the horrible pit of sin, and delivered you from the miry clay of turmoil, sickness, and trouble, you need to praise God with a new song.
And as we share in today’s service, you can be assured that God will give you reasons to sing songs of victory, in Jesus mighty name.
Pastors Marcus & Norah Chilaka