Pastor Christopher Brock
December 2, 2023
Psalms 144:15, King James Version
“Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.”
What does life look like when a person believes in and follows the Lord? In this passage of Scripture, we can see that the Lord provides us with the answer. He tells us that a people who make God their Lord will be a happy people. I would venture to say that if we asked almost anyone who has ever lived what their life’ desire is, their response would indicate that it has something to do with being happy. No matter what it is that we are pursuing, it could be wealth, relationships, success, education, or hobbies, the underlying yearning is to find happiness.
Yet where is happiness found? There are many people who will tell us that they have the answer. The bookstores have entire sections devoted to books that are designed to help you find happiness. These suggestions and plans can range wildly from looking into oneself to discover who you really are, to the power of thinking positively. Some may seem logical, and some may seem entirely off the wall, but God’s Word tells us that a happy person is a person who has made the Lord their God. Does this mean that when we make the Lord our God, suddenly all the issues we have go away? Do we still need to work? Do we still need to find food? Do we still need shelter? Do we still deal with relationship issues? The answer to all of these questions is yes. Making the Lord our God does not always change the circumstances that we are going through but, when we make God our Lord He will use our circumstances to change us!
This change is not always easy. In fact, the Bible even equates this changing process to that of the refining process that occurs when a precious metal is subjected to extreme heat to burn away the impurities. And this is how it is with the Lord. When we make Him our God, we will choose to focus upon Him and the hope that we have in Him. When we do this, The problems around us will dim to us. It is not that we will not know about them or care, but we will have a deep-seated joy and peace that cannot come from any program, plan, or human logic. It is a peace that surpasses all understanding. It is a peace that can only be found in the Lord.
Consider today, here in this moment, is the Lord your God? Do you place your hope and your trust in Him? Do you have that peace that surpasses all understanding? If not, what area of your life do you still need to turn over to the Lord? Identify it, and do not hesitate, give it to Him today!