My mood has been disconnected the past few days. I haven’t been able to put my finger on it, but I know I don’t like the way I feel. My mind has been reveling in things I can’t change from the past. That shouldn’t have a hold of me in the now, but sometimes thoughts creep up and it’s hard to shake it. Our current finances are tight too and that shouldn’t affect my mood so much, but it does. I decide to move away from my thoughts for a moment and sit in my son’s room while he puts together a Lego set. He’s building and talking about various things. I watch his fingers quickly snap the pieces together and form the pattern he’s following in the book. I hand him pieces that are next in line and he says something that speaks to me immediately. He says . “I’ve got a song stuck in my head that I don’t want there anymore. Do you know how I can get it out?” I quickly reply, “Sure, play a new song to cover the other.” He says, “Yeah, but I don’t want any song there, so I guess I could just go to sleep and it’ll go away.”
How many times am I like that? Instead of replacing the song stuck in my head with a better song, I just decide to escape from it. I should instead let God put a new song in my heart. “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:1-3
I can’t lay in the pit and go to sleep. I’m reaching out instead so He can lift me out of the pit and set my feet on a solid foundation. My selfish foundation is a place where I sink, a place where I feel stuck, a place of dirt and filth. I’ll open my mouth and sing the new song he has given me.