Happy is he…

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”
Psalm 146:5-6

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.

“Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.”
Psalm 146:1-2

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"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

2 thoughts on “Happy is he…

  1. Amen! Thanks for sharing. What a comfort to know that everlasting peace is in Jesus! Good reminders for the day.

    Been thinking on ps. 119. “I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!” There is such confidence in the psalmist words that God’s ways are worth running in, but also dependence that he can’t run apart from the Lord’s enlarging of his heart.

    Have a blessed weekend!
    Leah

    1. Amen to your meditation/thought. ❤️ I was so encouraged to read it!! Thank you Leah! ☺️ Reminds me of Phil 2:13:

      For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

      So thankful that the Lord has enlarged our hearts and caused us to seek after Him!! ❤️

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