‘Sing unto the Lord …’

Several years ago, I distinctly remember sitting in the window seat in my office with tears streaming down my cheeks; I was in utter despair. For several months I had been unable to move without great pain and difficulty. All my prayers seemed of no avail. I closed my Bible and shut my eyes in silent prayer. With an unyielding sense of helplessness, and in humblest self-surrender, I earnestly asked my Father-Mother God: “Where do I go from here? My family needs me, and I feel so useless!”

Almost immediately I heard a simple, serene, and sparkling idea: “O sing unto the Lord a new song.” I wasn’t quite sure what that meant, but I surely thought that would be a marvelous idea. But how? Then I heard, “Sing unto the Lord, bless his name.” At that moment my outlook was changed.

I found that these words were in Psalm 96, and I turned to this psalm to see this other direction the Psalmist gave: “For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised.”

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