Let Those Who LOVE Your Name be JOYFUL in YOU

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Psalm 5:11-12

 

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;

Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;

Let those also who love Your name

Be joyful in You.

For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;

With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

 

Joy…

Would you say that you’d like more JOY in your life?…in fact, that you’d LOVE! more JOY?!

We look to a lot of things to fill us up with joy.

As you think of your life…what are some of the things that bring you joy?  That you are really thankful for?  Pure…true pleasures: like the laughter of a child…the sparkle of the sun on the water…a walk in the fallen leaves…a true and faithful friend…someone to love…I’m guessing your list would be surprisingly full, if given some time to think about it!

And we should never, ever take any of these good things for granted!

But joy can be so much more than a happy response to something temporary or physical.

Please consider the Bible text above.

What did you see listed there that brings real JOY!?

Did you notice?  There are two things noted:

Firstly, “let all those rejoice who put their trust in You”.

To rejoice, in this text, means to brighten up; be blithe or gleesome.  Don’t you love that?!  You can almost feel that definition!  And who is this blithesome blessing for?  For those who put their trust in the LORD!  That’s when the JOY arrives!  Have you considered that?  And tried that?

But why would that be?

To understand this principle better, let’s consider the word trust in this text—it’s fascinating: it means to flee for protection; and figuratively, to confide in. Oh—how we need to do that—and not only need to—but are invited to trust in the LORD in this way…running to Him for safety, security, protection and council because…He is the only One Who can provide what is needed…at all times…in every dark and difficult circumstance of life!  Everything around us may be threatened or slipping!  But God wants to defend us!

We . can . TRUST . Him!  Completely! 

And that truth—more solid than the greatest of mountains…is what gives us much reason for rejoicing!  God’s got it—if we obey Him, and let Him be in control of our lives!

The psalmist says to the LORD,Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them”

Do you rejoice in that!?

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Did you find the second reason in the above Bible text for real JOY?  Here it is:

Let those also who love Your name

Be joyful in You.

For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;

With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

Real and powerful, exulting and living JOY comes to those who LOVE the LORD!…and in that place, He blesses and surrounds and shields the righteous…with favor!  Oh, so amazing!

True reasons for exulting joy!  And real reasons to search our hearts…do we love the LORD?…truly, obediently LOVE Him?  There are so many reasons to do so!…

Your joy is just waiting!  It’s yours to receive…if you will!

Hugs,

Lisa

2 thoughts on “Let Those Who LOVE Your Name be JOYFUL in YOU

  1. Lisa! You always bless me SO with your sweet, loving way of presenting the the precious Words of our Lord! How I miss being able to just drive a few miles to sit with you and love the Lord together! As I read today’s post, I was thinking how wonderful it would be if you would publish your writings in a book. I hope you’ll consider doing this? I would buy one of your books, every year! Yes, through Blurb, you could publish a small book every year. It only costs you if you sell a book. You don’t need a publisher. 😃Love you! Donna❤️

    Donna

    Donna Pierce-Clark http://www.donnapierceclark.com

    Sent from my iPad

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