” Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever”
This morning’s Psalm for me was 146. I love this psalm so much and always smile when I read “Happy is he….” in verse 5. :) I smile because its true! Great joy and happiness is ours when we set our hopes in the Lord alone, fixing our eyes on Him as the Satisfier of our souls. This fixing my eyes on Christ alone is an ongoing, lifelong lesson isn’t it?! BUT from personal first hand experience I can say that Psalm 146:5-6 is 100% true! There is great contentment and lasting happiness/joy in Christ! As I read this psalm today I was reminded of Isaiah 26:3 where we are promised in perfect peace as we set our minds on Christ. It says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.” And then my mind quickly raced to Collosians 3[y’all, go and read the entire chapter!!] where it says “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” CHRIST is our Life, He is our Hope, our Peace, and in Him we will find true and lasting happiness. “For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.”[Ps71:5]“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in Thee.“[Ps 39:7] That’s my random all day meditation from my morning reading! ;) I’d love to hear what encouraged you today[maybe hymn, verse, random thought or word?]! Make my day by leaving a comment and letting me know! ↓↓
Photo credits go to Joel! He grabbed this photo at sunrise near Houston.