Psalm 98:1 Sing to The Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
It is interesting that we are instructed to sing to The Lord a new song. What's wrong with the old one? Well, Isaiah 43:18-19 says, " Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wastelands." You see God is always doing a new thing!
Isaiah tells us to forget the former things and not to dwell on the past. When we dwell in or on something we take up a residence there. The word dwell means live in or at a specified place; to think, speak, or write at length about a particular subject, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety, or dissatisfaction.
If we are dwelling on a time in our life where there is pain or unhappiness then we will constantly relive the pain. The roots get stronger and deeper and we remain in the same situation. It then becomes more entrenched.
According to Proverbs 23:7 the way a man think dictates who he is. If we are continually looking back to "lick our wounds" chances are we will not move on. I am not suggesting we ignore pain. God heals the broken hearted and sets the captives free. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Free from the pain and prisons of past hurts, brokenness and failures! Free to move from our desert wastelands into the new.
When we take our eyes off the old thing and place them on the new, hope springs up in our hearts and minds. The new thing comes into focus and we can perceive it! To perceive is to become aware, interpret or look on (someone or something) in a particular way. If we see the salvation of God coming into our situation, we can rejoice with a new song in our mouths, because He is doing a new thing.
Prayer: “Father I thank you that you are doing a new thing in my life. I ask that you would help me to lift up my eyes to you for I know you will heal me. I pray you would put a new song in my mouth that would glorify you. In Jesus name, amen.”