“If my joy comes from my circumstances, I’m one job loss, tragedy, or trial from despair. But if my joy is found in Christ–in who He is, what He’s promised, and all He’s done–then it will be unshakable and a steady source of strength.”
~Jennifer Slattery (on Psalm 28:7)
“Yahweh is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank him.”
David, who wrote the Psalm, certainly had troubles. Though God helped him and was always with him, God didn’t neatly sweep all his troubles away. Yet, David was filled with joy and gratitude even in the hard times. How do you keep God as your foundation? How does that give you strength and fill you with gratitude?