Happy – Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment (Oxford Online Dictionary).
Why Lord, do people say You do not care about our happiness? Why do they make it sound like You do not care about our happiness? Don’t they know that You came so that we might have/live life abundantly?
You are Creator of the Universe!! You do not NEED anything from me. You are God, are not contained, nor limited in anyway, by me. Do they know? Do they understand? I don’t have to choose between my happiness and You, Lord. Do they not realize that my happiness hinges on giving You glory? I am at my happiest, WHEN I delight in You.
Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore,
“Great is the Lord, who delights in the welfare of his servant! Psalm 35:27
I can be happy and serve You too. My circumstances should not condition my happiness, everyone goes through difficult days. You remind me that I should ‘count it all joy, when trials come my way, James 1:2. My happiness should not depend in my ‘silver and gold’, not even the rich and famous are happy. My happiness should not depend on people, they are just like me, prone to disappoint. My happiness in found in YOU alone.
Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous brings joy,
Don’t they realize, how incomplete those who do not know You, as their Savior are? They have no ONE to solve their problems, they have no ONE who listens to them. Who will they give their problems to? Who can bring change to their circumstances or friends or family? They don’t know of Your unconditional, unwavering love. They can’t bask and find rest in You. Why do they say, I have to make a choice between my joy and Your glory? Why must I choose?
You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.
Lord, You give life, You give hope, You give peace, You give rest. You give LIFE! You give freedom! That makes me happy. You, Almighty God know my name. Because I didn’t trust You to make me happy, I was afraid to entrust my life to You, I was afraid to surrender and to submit to Your authority. Do they not know that You desire that I live an abundant life, filled with laughter, harmony, peace, joy. That’s found in You, Lord. Only in You!
Friends, God’s glory isn’t at the expense of your happiness. As Christians, we should be the happiest people on earth. Because of that happiness (synonymous with joy) we fulfill what we were created for; to bring God glory. We bring the Lord glory, when we surrender our lives and submit to His authority. We do that when we believe that He desires the very best for us. We believe that when we trust Him. When we trust Him, we are able to give Him glory, in spite of, despite our circumstances.
Psalms 144:15 … Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!
I find it difficult to trust someone, I don’t know. Do you know the Lord?
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Have a blessed day and remember: God’s love is unfailing, unwavering and unconditional