Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
on you, I wait all the day.
Remember, O Lord,
your tender mercies and your lovingkindness,
for they are from of old. Psalm 24.5-6 (NKJV)
The Psalmists went through some pretty treacherous times, and they documented them willingly. But in each Psalm, no matter how difficult the picture is that they paint of their lives, they are singing to God of how good and faithful God remains. If you were to write a song to God right now (ignoring musical capabilities, rhymes, rhythm or anything else that goes into the complicated mix of songwriting), what would you say? What would you focus on? What would you sing about? What would you want to repeat again and again in a chorus until you feel the truth of it in your bones?
We sing God’s praises, we sing a new song, we sing day by day.
Maybe, like the Psalmists, we can use these difficult times to sing from our home fortresses too. To sing that God is the God of our salvation. To use these precious moments to seek God’s truth for us today. I love the second half of this verse: God didn’t spring up when tough times started: God’s tender mercy and lovingkindness is of old! They’ve been here forever, and will continue to be so.
Whether we’re sat here content, or on our knees with broken spirits and tearful emotions, let us know that God hasn’t changed. Let us sing new songs as we pray to God to be here with us, new yet the same each and every morning.