“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your
right hand are pleasures forevermore.” -Psalm 16:11
One morning, I read the scripture verse above. As I did, I felt a peace that can
only come from God washing over me. Three very simple sentences – almost a complete
summary of the entire contents of the Bible‘s 66 books and 1,300 pages.
What more needs to be said?
* God does promise to reveal to you, day by day, the path that you should follow.
* God does promise you the fullness of joy when you seek His presence.
* God does promise you pleasures forevermore when you choose to place yourself in
His hands and no one else’s.
Sounds idyllic, but can it really be that simple? Well, yes and no.
I’ve read the entire Bible all the way through many times and I don’t ever remember reading, anywhere, “…and it all will be easy.” So, No! Sometimes it’s not that simple. However, I’ve learned
from the teachings of my pastors that our attitude towards the negative events of our lives is ours alone to determine.
So, yes, it definitely can be that simple when we choose to embrace a positive attitude
in the midst of our trials – believing and trusting that God’s wonderful presence
is with us now and forevermore. Even when the path becomes rough, hold on to God’s
assurance of “fullness of joy” and His “pleasures forevermore.”
Lord, I have much to learn and even more to discover about Your plans for my life.
I want to place myself in Your hands, to find there, even in the toughest of times,
Your presence with fullness of joy…and Your pleasures forevermore. Amen.
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- When You Have Lost Your Joy (abundant-life.me)
- My Soul Longeth for Your Presence (frommyheart2u.wordpress.com)
- Presents or Presence? (lbbfchurch.wordpress.com)
- 25 Famous Bible Verses (christianpf.com)
- The All-Powerful Name Of Jesus (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- Continually Before Me (youaretheoneiwant.wordpress.com)
- The Lord, A Mountain All Around! (psalmsofpraisewomensministries.wordpress.com)