Every morning I wake up to a bird chirping outside of my window. It doesn't matter how dismal the day, it still sings. I'm not even sure if it's eaten just yet, and yet, it still sings. There are many of you that have allowed your voices to become stifled by the woes and despairs of life. It's time for you to sing again.
I remember as a child I used to sing all the time. In High School, I even began participating in singing competitions. But somewhere between junior year and college, I just stopped. The young girl that used to chirp away all the time, had become so silent. Between the toxic environment at home, the pressure at work and the heavy workload at school, it became too much for me.
It wasn't until I re-dedicated my life to God at the age of 26, that my voice was restored. While in that dark pit, God cleaned me up and placed a new song in my mouth. For once, it felt good to do something I once loved. But I couldn't have done this on my own, I needed God to come in and restore what was lost.
Maybe you find yourself in this same space. And possibly you've been trying to get your voice back on your own. But don't forget that God is a good Father and He knows exactly what you need. Humble yourself before Him and simply ask Him to give you your voice back. As the Lord cleans you up, He will remove the chains off your voice. He will give you a new song to sing. He will restore all that was lost.
The question that remains is this, will you let Him?
"I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD."
Psalm 40:1-3 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What was life like when you "lost" your voice? How has life been since "losing" it? Will you let God have His way to restore it?