Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Life is not always sunshine and flowers. There are days when bad things happen, days when sadness creeps in, or when we just feel lonely. In these times we need to lift our head toward God and give praise to our Savior. Thank him for all the good in your life. Put your hope in him and rely on him to get you through even the darkest of days.
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
You can choose to be worried and troubled or you can choose to trust God and be happy. The way to a happy heart begins in giving thanks to God in every situation. You can always find something to be thankful for even if you have to look a little harder. Be grateful for the little things that God can use to fill your heart with joy.
Feeling joy in ordinary things isn’t as hard as it seems. Focus on the good things and be grateful for them to find joy in your life. It’s not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy. Give thanks to the Lord for in his presence is fullness of joy.
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
I was just thinking the other day that I really need to stop and just say, “thank you God” throughout my day and this morning God showed me this verse. It’s in these times when I’m reminded that he sees me, he hears me, and knows me. Make time during your day just to say, “thank you God!