“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. For the former things have passed away.” ~ Revelation 21:4
He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.
Psalm 18:19 NIV
Sometimes God asks us to set aside the old in order to usher in the new. He calls us to leave behind that which we have held dear, and counted safe, in order to draw closer to Him. But, our sacrifice is wrapped in beautiful grace – we give up in order to gain.
I put all my hope in the Lord. He leaned down to me; he listened to my cry for help.
2 He lifted me out of the pit of death, out of the mud and filth, and set my feet on solid rock. He steadied my legs.
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise for our God. Many people will learn of this and be amazed; they will trust the Lord.
Psalm 40:1-3 Common English Bible (CEB) Psalm 40
Colossians 3:16 New Living Translation (NLT)
16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.