“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.”Psalms 47:1-2 NIV
What makes you shout for joy?
There are many things that make me shout for joy. When my sports team wins. When I achieved something I have been working towards. When someone I love achieves something they have been working hard on.
So much of the time, we shout for joy when something goes our way. What happens when it doesn’t? What happens when God doesn’t provide? When God doesn’t deliver? We see again and again in scripture of those suffering for a greater cause…a greater purpose…and with joy.
They shout for joy because they remember. They remember how God has sustained them and provided for them. What can you remember today about how God has provided for you?
Dear Lord, thank you for your provision. In the midst of heartache, thank you for your presence and the gift of your mercy and grace. May we always remember. May those memories provide joy. Amen.