rainbow blog picAn old song keeps playing in my head today. The words are “Sing unto the Lord a new song.” There is something about the word new that causes me to crave what’s ahead. It’s the idea that I don’t have to hold onto the old, weary, discouragement and fear that brings a song to my heart. I can grasp tight to a God who continues to do new things and allows hope to rise.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us there is nothing new under the sun. This means human eyes have seen it all, human hands have done it all, and human hands continue to sin in the same way they always have. But here is the good news: God is the God of the fresh and new. What He can do in a heart and life is beyond what we can even think or imagine. He can fill the heart with new blessings mixed with grace and abundant joy unspeakable. It only takes one whisper from Him to turn on the lights and sweep away the old darkness.

I’ve mentioned this before, but I can’t help but bring it up again….

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Genesis 1:1-3

Sometimes, our lives feel as if they are without form, and void. Darkness covers our bleak circumstances with fear and doubt. However, the spirit of God hovers. The original Hebrew word for Spirit as it is written in verse 2 is ruach. It means breath or wind. We know that without breath, speaking is impossible. The Spirit/breath of God was hovering, and with that breath He spoke, “Let there be light”; and there was light. It only takes one word from His mouth for the lights to turn on and for something brand new to form.

The breath of God brings hope in the middle of the dark. There is always the possibility of a new thing when we serve the Almighty.

Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

-Isaiah 43:19


If you are in the middle of the dark and waiting for something new, I want you to know and believe that you have a God who speaks hope, light, and life through new things each and every day. He wants to do a new thing inside you. Sometimes, waiting for the new thing can be discouraging, but He is right there hovering. His breath is hovering and when the time is right, He will speak and the light will turn on. When it does, you will see something new begin and hope will rise. Until then, sing unto the Lord a new song. Sing Him praise for what He is going to do in your life.

I’m praying new things for you!



PS: I also have some new exciting news about The Mercy Retreat! We have worked out a Saturday only conference pass for those who would like to attend but cannot otherwise find the time or money to stay for the entire weekend. Tickets for the Saturday only conference pass will go on sale over the weekend! Details coming soon!

Coffee-for-Your-Heart-150I’m linking up with the lovely Holley Gerth to encourage you through Coffee for Your Heart!



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