The Lord Jesus described the true citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven by a most lovely name...He called them "the blessed ones", or as a quite literal translation would express it, "the happy poeple"; for blessed does mean happy in the sense of being perfectly whole and perfectly in harmony with God's will and purposes for us.
From Hannah Hurnards: "Walking Among the Unseen"
Its a very happy thought to know that the Lord is over all and controls all things. Its somehow a release for our souls to be able to cease from worry, knowing that everything has a design and an end. Maybe the hardest thing is to give up the burden? Sometimes we hold on when we should let go... as his children we aren't supposed to hang on to the load, just put it in His very capable hands. I have to learn to trust him more! Oh to have the faith and trust of Paul and Silas, singing their hearts out to the Lord even in prison! There is an example of a happy (blessed) people! :D
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.
- ▼ May (5)