“Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,” Psalm 146:5
One day I told a sister in Christ how I tell people I have great joy because of the Lord Jesus Christ but that I am not a happy woman because my life’s circumstances have been challenging. The Lord used her to swiftly point me to the Bible to encourage me to see happiness is a promise to Christ’s followers – whether or not our life circumstances are happy ones. Just days later, the Lord led me to the verse above. No matter how great our struggles may be, our greatest help is in the Lord. Our greater helper is the Lord. Our greatest hope is the Lord. We can be happy no matter our circumstances that the Lord is our help and our hope! Three wonderful blessings. Happiness! Help! Hope! All contingent not on the details of our lives but on the love and sovereignty of the Lord!