Throughout this year, each day of the month, I'm "Treasure Hunting" in a Psalm. I've created a "Ponder Every Morsel of Truth" Book to record the truths as I learn them. The Twenty-eigth of each Month, I'm studying Psalm 33. Here's what Treasure I found today.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone. Psalm 33:21, 22 (NLT)
For in Him does our heart rejoice, because we have trusted (relied on and been confident) in His holy name. Let Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us, in proportion to our waiting and hoping for You. Psalm 33:21, 22 (AMP)
Because (for): assuredly, but, certainly, doubtless.
Heart: inner man, mind, will, heart, courage, strength, “head & heart”.
Rejoice: cheer up, be make glad, have, make joyful, be make merry, cause to, make to rejoice.
Trust: be bold confident, secure, sure.
Holy: consecrated thing, dedicated thing, hallowed thing, holiness, most holy.
Name: implication honor, authority, character.
Let: accomplished, committed, to exist.
Loving-kindness: To be kind, abundant, plenteous in kindness, to be good.
As: cause to ascend up, above, according to.
We: who, which, what, that, when—whosoever.
Hope: to be patient, cause to, have, make to hope, stay, tarry, trust, wait.
Where do I find joy? Is there a reason to rejoice?
Assuredly, I put my courage and strength, in God and that action (putting my confidence) in God is in itself an occasion to rejoice. Always, in each and every circumstance—the act of trusting in the Name (character, God Himself) of God—the source of joy—will produce joy!
As I trust, wait upon God, stay contently with God, His abundant kindness and goodness will exist in my life.
So the act of trust produces not only joy, but “unleashes” God’s abundant goodness to me, His child. If I want to experience pure joy and abundant goodness, I must place all my confidence—both my “head and heart” —in God and God alone.
Any day that I have God’s joy and abundant goodness unleashed on me... creates an awesome positive day!