“Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 144:15 (KJV)

Just recently I seen a news item, I believe, was on NBC news doing a study on Happiness, and where to find it.  I never watched the series, or the study, but what I heard showed me that there was one item missing.  That item was the Person who gives us happiness.

That person is not a wife, or a husband.  It is not having the favorite job.  It is not a new car, or a new house.  It is not even volunteerism where you spend some or much of your time volunteering for a charitable cause.  Are you one who is still searching for Happiness?

Your search can end when you have the LORD as your God.  He offers you  peace through His Son Jesus Christ; and being at peace with God is tremendous happiness just by itself (Romans 5:1-2).  When the LORD is your God you have no more condemnation from Him, His Word; and the condemnation of others just will not matter any more (Romans 8:1).

The verses previous to verse 15 tell us of family; sons and daughters who live for and glorify the LORD;  that when you are happy in and through the LORD your cattle (livestock) prosper; you prosper.  John the apostle wrote, “I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospereth” (3 John 2).

Just a word of caution.  You can have happiness now, and that happiness is your prosperity.  A note from the Believer’s Bible Commentary says,

“Actually these conditions will not be fully realized until the Lord returns, crushes all rebellion, and establishes His Millennial Reign.” Believer’s Bible Commentary

Until then, trust in the LORD, believe Him.  Live for Him trusting His work in you, and He will bring it to pass.  Be happy in the LORD.

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