A study through the Psalms points us over and over again to finding our joy in the Lord. Oh what a source of comfort and help He is to everyone that leans hard on Him; the only source of true, lasting joy. Consider the following two quotes from Spurgeon on this subject.
“This morning being myself more than usually compassed with infirmities, I desire to speak, as a weak and suffering preacher, of that High Priest who is full of compassion: and my longing is that any who are low in spirit, faint, despondent, and even out of the way, may take heart to approach the Lord Jesus…
…Jesus is touched, not with a feeling of your strength, but of your infirmity. Down here poor, feeble nothings affect the heart of their great High Priest on high, who is crowned with glory and honour. As the mother feels with the weakness of her babe, so does Jesus feel with the poorest, saddest, and weakest of his chosen.”
“In the old Pilgrim’s Progress I used to read in my grandfather’s house, I remember the picture of Hopeful in the river holding Christian up; and the engraver has done it very well. Hopeful has his arm around Christian, and lifts up his hands, and says, ‘Fear not, brother, I feel the bottom.’ That is just what Jesus does in our trials; he puts his arm round us, points up and says, ‘Fear not! the water may be deep, but the bottom is good.’”
Study Psalm 98 this week and consider where you seek your joy; EVERY source gives false promises except for the Lord. See you Thursday morning.