The Happy Heart

You make me happier than those who have abundant grain and wine. [Psalm 4:7 NET]

Ever wonder why people of simple means seem so much happier than folks who possess much wealth? Ever contemplate the cost on the heart of attaining riches? So often our lives are lived focused on the things that our brains prioritize as important. In doing so we often lose our hearts.

There is a happiness that transcends human experience. One that is not dependent on happenings. Not related to social status. Oblivious to wealth. Not associated with the mind but with the heart. It is an inner contentment that defies logic and rationality. It comes from knowing the Lord.

David possessed such a joy. He had such a heart. He was born from above. He had the Holy Spirit. He knew God. Like the Apostle Paul, David had the inner ability to be content in whatever circumstance he found himself in. We who believe do too. Our challenge is to simply live from our happy heart.

Help me today Lord. To live from my happy heart. Instead of my logical head.

... this devotion is part of a series about King David.

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