While God never promised you a life filled with happiness where all your wishes come true, all who walk in close relationship with Jesus Christ are blessed– and that’s a promise God affirms throughout His Word. Being blessed doesn’t mean you’ll be problem free. Being blessed means you’ll have the uncanny, innate ability to triumph over adversity. The promises of God for His people are given for their benefit, and for their success.
In Psalm 64:10 there are three, simple things that the righteous, those who are made right with God through Christ, are promised that will happen when you are His, and He is yours.
If you allow your definition of “blessing” to be based on your circumstances, the enemy will use that wrong thinking to affect your worship of God because you will always struggle to find reasons to worship and thank Him when life gets hard.
See what good things God has for you?!
- They will be glad in the Lord: More specifically the Bible refers to this gladness as a “joyful countenance” meaning that the joy of the Lord, your source of strength, will cause your countenance to reflect the inner state of being your supernaturally possess. How? The essence here is that your heart reflects your inner rejoicing at the knowledge of and confidence in the Lord’s aid, sent to meet your need.
- They will trust in Him: You will trust God, if you truly know Him- it is your natural response to trust Him, even though you may fight it. Babies aren’t born suspicious, untrusting and hardened, and when you are born again in Christ, your trust in God should be innocent, without exception and complete. You must allow God to be the One you trust by turning to Him in all seasons, for all reasons. Hide in Him, confide in Him, abide in Him.
- They will have a “hallelujah” in their hearts: “The upright in heart will glory” – Worship is a heart attitude. In your heart is where thankfulness, the force that empowers true worship, is grown, nurtured and sustained and poured out to God in a continuous cycle. That’s a lifestyle of worship! “Glory” in this verse is the Hebrew worship word halal. The word halal is the root word of “hallelujah“! God’s promise is that you will always have a hallelujah in Him, a testimony of His faithfulness, and a reason to dance, jump, sing and celebrate Him.
Thought for today
You are blessed. If you allow your definition of “blessing” to be based on your circumstances, the enemy will use that wrong thinking to affect your worship of God because you will always struggle to find reasons to worship and thank Him when life gets hard. You are blessed– not problem-free. You are supernaturally empowered to overcome adversity. Your heart will have its gladness in the Lord and it will show in your countenance. You will place trust in the Lord and find that He is with you to take care of you, speak to you, wipe your tears and walk with you. You will always have a reason for hallelujah worship, no matter your circumstances when your heart is connected to His. Worship is the vehicle that will drive your mind and heart into a place where His presence dwells!
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