Psalms 144-146

Sep 13, 2023    Pastor Steve Feden

"If You're Happy and You Know It...." - Psalms 144-146

There has been no shortage of emotional discussion as we have moved through the Psalms. In my last message our Psalms represented the feelings of human loneliness. We waded through deep waters.

Tonight, however, we celebrate the emotion of happiness in Psalms 144-146! Why are Christians so down on happiness? Why do we get so defensive about being happy! For some, the only type of Christianity that is meaningful to them is one that is stoic and melancholy! A universally melancholy faith does not speak of the goodness of God, for His glory.

I get it. We certainly don't want people to believe that God exists to give us all the things we think will make us happy in the moment. True. But, let's not run to the other extreme either! For one who wants to be a happy person, there is plenty of motivation in our God!

Why is David so happy? How can I, if it is even possible, discover an inner world of positive emotions that generally endure through trials and difficulties??

If you are happy, and you know it, then view and see. If you are not happy, and you know it, then all the more reason to...