But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Psalm 68:3
If you’re like me, you probably know some Believers who really don’t know how to smile. They complain, whine, bellyache, and just make life more miserable than their circumstances deserve. They read a verse like this and scratch their heads because it’s a foreign language.
I’m not sure how we got that way or if these kinds of situations will ever change but we certainly can.
You see, we’re a blessed people. From ease of living to freedoms to jobs to shelter and food, we live in abundance. We are also very free to be glad and rejoice before God. We often forget the kinds of living conditions many in the world are faced with.
Help us, Lord to appreciate the liberties we enjoy and not to forget to praise you for them.