Psalm 4

Today’s Passage: Psalm 4
I read this earlier about joy, “joy is associated with the feelings of ease, appreciation, and meaning”. 
In our Psalm, David says, “You (God) have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.” It’s interesting to me that he would say such a thing because earlier in the passage he was talking about people ruining his reputation and experiencing trouble. How can David have joy in the midst of hard circumstances?
David’s joy is not based upon circumstances, but on God. Circumstances change. There are good times and difficult times. But God is never changing. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. And if there is anything that should bring the feeling of ease, appreciation, and meaning, it is God. 
As believers, we should have joy in all circumstances because no matter what we are going through, God will be there with us. And when we have true joy, it won’t make sense to the world. At the same time, our joy in God might be the very thing an unbeliever sees in us and has a desire for, leading to Gospel conversations. 
My encouragement today comes from Philippians 4:6, “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, rejoice.” I know some of you may be going through a difficult situation, but you can still have joy in the midst of it. We have a perfect Savior who loves us and cares for us. David felt and understood that. I am praying you will too!

Written By: Brice Stockton

1 Comment

Lindsay - July 28th, 2022 at 10:52am

Thanks for your prayers, Brice!!

"This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it" (no matter the circumstances)

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