A Thankful Heart Is a Happy Heart

“You are great, O Lord God. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides you.” (2 Samuel 7:22)

Before we talk about this prayer from David, let’s take a look at a few things that happened before he prayed. We know he fought and killed a giant. Then he had to deal with a very jealous king, who also wanted to kill him. His best friend died. He went to war. There was a girl drama. And then more girl drama.

But throughout all his trials and tribulations, David never stopped praising his Lord. He never stopped going to Him for guidance, comfort and love. He knew that when we pray for God’s will, we are IN His will. We need to be more like David and be thankful in the good times AND the bad. Don’t ever believe the saying (that is not in the Bible) that God won’t give you more than you can handle. Of course He will. He wants us to come to Him with our hurts and sadness, our sorrows and insecurities.

Only when you are able to be thankful to God for the ups AND the downs, will you truly be able to have a content and happy heart. It’s not easy! But don’t forget, our God is GREAT. There is none like Him, and there is no God besides Him.

4 Comments

  1. Michelle Hammond on January 11, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for that inspired.

  2. Brian on January 13, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    I am not really trying to challenge this devotional but rather curious. In considering this devotional what is your take on 1 Cor. 10:13.
    Thanks

    • Higher Aim on January 19, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you for reading our devotions. We hope they minister to you each day. And thank you for reaching out to us with this question. We, at Higher Aim, believe in the supremacy and inerrancy of the Word of God. Our take on 1 Corinthians 10:13 is exactly what it says: God will never allow us to be tempted with sin beyond what we can handle. God does not want us to fall into sin, and therefore, He makes sure we can withstand whatever temptation comes our way.

      We also believe that God wants us to depend on Him as we walk this life on earth. There are trials and tribulations in our lives where we must rely on God to get us through them, because they are more than we can handle. The death of a family member, a terminal sickness, a lost job, loneliness. These are examples of the types of trials we face that we need God to get us through them.

      The distinction between our devotion and the scripture you referenced is that I Corinthians 10:13 is talking about temptation with sin and we were talking about trials and situations in our lives.

      I hope this helps. Our goal is to make scripture clearer, not more difficult.

      Thanks, Higher Aim

  3. Sandra McGaffeny on January 15, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    God is definitely good. Even in the mist of my world trying to fall apart I am still standing. And I know without a doubt it is God almighty that’s holding me!!! Thank you Lord!!!

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