Sometimes, when we let our eyes wander around and let down our guard, we see how other people are living their dreams while ours are slowly slipping through our hands. And sorrow enters the heart, and for a moment, we believe that we are missing so much in our lives.
This is the problem if we put our happiness on things that are temporary, perishable, and volatile. When we try to find our joy on things that don’t last, the joy that it brings will also be volatile – vanishes like a vapor and as fleeting as the minutes of time.
True, prosperity is a wonderful blessing, but we mustn’t depend our happiness on it. If we have learned to derive our joy from our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, this is the kind of joy that goes deeper than any words could describe. It stays and endures through all seasons – harvest time or drought, summer or winter.
David knew gladness that only comes from the Lord that He wrote:
Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. (Psalm 4: 7)
This weekend, may we take time out to relish the joy that the Lord gives by spending precious moments in His presence, singing His songs of praise, communing with Him, and listening to His still small voice. May we receive the answer to our earnest prayer. Amen.
…ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16: 24)