He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. Prov (NKJV)
I love the second part of this verse where is says that once you trust in the Lord, Happiness follows. How often I find that I do the opposite of that, how I trust in my own understanding, the understanding that I learned in the world: from school, by family traditions, or culture. Having to unlearn all that I have learned and executed all my life and trusting in what God’s Word says can be quite difficult. I don’t mean that it is difficult to trust in the Lord, but that it’s difficult to unlearn and push those barriers and sometimes mountains, out of the way so that I can see clearly what the Lord has for me.
Recently the Lord revealed that I have a small problem with control, and in revealing that I realized that by my trying to control the situation I forfeited my trust in God. By taking the reigns and running things my way I only caused grief, heartache and pain, not only for myself but for those around me, and slowly I began to see that happiness, that I once had, slipping away.
So I went to my closet, and before the Lord, and later to my family, I confessed and handed the reigns back to Him and almost immediately that happiness was restored.
Don’t we have a good and merciful Lord that is so patient to wait for us to come and humble ourselves before Him.
Words to live by!
How have you experienced the Happiness that the Lord gives. Leave a comment you never know who it may touch.
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