Abundant life, Encouragement, Leadership, Parenthood

A Way to Be Happy and Blessed

AWCF Congress - little girlDo you wish to be happy and blessed?  There is only one way and I have found the perfect solution to all of your problems, doubts, worries or fears.  Don’t settle for temporary happiness with things this life may offer because that type of happiness only last for a little while.  The happiness and blessings that I am talking about come from something you don’t see.  However, you will see the results and know your void will be filled because it touches your inner soul, your very being.  It is what you were created for.  God wants you to be happy and blessed.

 

Praise the Lord!

   How joyful are those who fear the Lord
      and delight in obeying his commands.
 Their children will be successful everywhere;
      an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.
 They themselves will be wealthy,
      and their good deeds will last forever.
 Light shines in the darkness for the godly.
      They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
 Good comes to those who lend money generously
      and conduct their business fairly.
 Such people will not be overcome by evil.
      Those who are righteous will be long remembered.
 They do not fear bad news;
      they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
 They are confident and fearless
      and can face their foes triumphantly.
 They share freely and give generously to those in need.
      Their good deeds will be remembered forever.
      They will have influence and honor.
  The wicked will see this and be infuriated.
      They will grind their teeth in anger;
      they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

112:1-10 The blessedness of the righteous. – We have to praise the Lord that there are a people in the world, who fear him and serve him, and that they are a happy people; which is owing entirely to his grace. Their fear is not that which love casts out, but that which love brings in. It follows and flows from love. It is a fear to offend. This is both fear and trust. The heart touched by the Spirit of God, as the needle touched with the loadstone, turns direct and speedily to God, yet still with trembling, being filled with this holy fear. Blessings are laid up for the faithful and their children’s children; and true riches are bestowed on them, with as much of this world’s possessions as is profitable for them. In the darkest hours of affliction and trial, the light of hope and peace will spring up within them, and seasonable relief shall turn mourning into joy. From their Lord’s example they learn to be kind and full of compassion, as well as just in all their dealings; they use discretion, that they may be liberal in that manner which appears most likely to do good. Envy and slander may for a time hide their true characters here, but they shall be had in everlasting remembrance. They need not fear evil tidings. A good man shall have a settled spirit. And it is the endeavour of true believers to keep their minds stayed upon God, and so to keep them calm and undisturbed; and God has promised them both cause to do so, and grace to do so. Trusting in the Lord is the best and surest way of establishing the heart. The heart of man cannot fix any where with satisfaction, but in the truth of God, and there it finds firm footing. And those whose hearts are established by faith, will patiently wait till they gain their point. Compare all this with the vexation of sinners. The happiness of the saints is the envy of the wicked. The desire of the wicked shall perish; their desire was wholly to the world and the flesh, therefore when these perish, their joy is gone. But the blessings of the gospel are spiritual and eternal, and are conferred upon the members of the Christian church, through Christ their Head, who is the Pattern of all righteousness, and the Giver of all grace.

Go forth, find God and be happy and blessed!

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