‘Feeling good is not the ultimate objective; living in a healthy relationship with God is.’ – (Quote by Barbara and David Sorensen)
How many times would I rather feel good instantly? Sometimes I dream of being a #10 according to Hollywood standards. Yet, Psalm 9 claims our ultimate objective is a simple one: to be glad and to rejoice in God, our heavenly Father.
Pure and simple–uncomplicated, but I make it complicated. Lord, I want my goal to be glad in you and you alone. I see with my eyes your majestic wonders—fresh fallen snow, rippling stream, squirrels chomping on corn kernels, and hear happy chirps from distant birds.
I feel my heart pumping regularly. My legs and back hold me up and carry me where I desire. O Most High, I will be glad and rejoice in you. Forgive me for neglecting to praise your name and shout it on the mountaintops in exultation.
“I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:2