Saturday, January 24, 2015

Psalms 32:11 -- On Gladness

"Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart."
Psalms 32:11

I like the idea that we are commanded to be glad.  That joy and happiness are part of the plan.  We're not meant to merely suffer or barely make it through life bearing our heavy burdens.  No matter how heavy, we're meant to learn strength not only to to bear our load, but to rise above it and learn how to find joy and peace.
I like also that it says glad "in the Lord."  That is a good message, leading us to where our burdens can be lightened and lifted.  God gives us a reason to shout for joy, and he leads us to everlasting peace and happiness as we choose to follow him and seek it.
Today, let's remember to rejoice, and also remember who offers us happiness even when it seems we'll never find it again.  Let's be upright in heart and be glad.

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