Sing a New Song
by Diana Scothorn
I can recall a time when everything in my life was upside down. It was the same old thing day after day. The same loneliness day after day. The same brokenness day after day. The same misery day after day. Before I knew it, I was singing the same song about all the wrong things.
I was saying exactly what I was seeing. I learned that if I want a new life, I have to begin to SING a NEW SONG. I need to “say” something “new.” I can’t expect a different tune singing the same old song daily. It’s so easy to get caught in a rut and go day by day living; instead of enjoying each day as we go.
It’s easy to develop a spirit of complaining when things look like they will never get better. Psalms 96:1 says, “Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.”
We are not to sing a song of…
…ungratefulness, sorrow, and complaining, but a NEW song of gratitude, hope, and joy.
Things may not look good, but the Lord tells us not to look at what we “see” but to say what He says! Thank you, Lord, that even though I may feel sick in my body, you say I am healed by your stripes.
Thank you, Lord, although my bank account shows lack, you say You will supply all my needs, according to Your riches. Thank you your source never runs dry. Thank you, Lord, although my children have drifted away from our family, You said you would turn my children’s hearts, and they would come running back to their parents.
Thank You, Lord, even though I messed up yesterday, this is a new day and Your Mercy is free, and Your love will never leave me.
Thank You, Lord, that although I am single today, You have a perfect mate on the way. You said You would make my barren land fruitful.
The devil wants us to play “his song” repeatedly, so we will never have hope. God wants us to sing A NEW song so that He can do a NEW thing, and we can rejoice and enjoy our life.
There is not one thing we need that’s worth singing a song of grief or regret of yesterday when God has given us every reason to sing a NEW song today.
If we don’t like the song we are singing or our life, it’s up to us to SING A NEW SONG.
Diana Scothorn published author of “Daily Dose with Diana“, has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10-plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a marketplace ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.