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Psalm 100 (2:37)

by Jason Silver (played 9 times)

 

Why Should I Be Joyful?

We've all been in the place where happiness is hard to come by, difficult to imagine, and generally a foreign concept. Whey things aren't going the way we want them to, when our "determined will" hits a brick wall, and everything seems to be out of our control, that's when we can sink into sadness and find it difficult to identify with that "Joy, joy, joy, joy, down in our hearts!"

Of course, you already know this, you've probably heard it many times: happiness and joy are not synonymous. Depression and circumstantial sadness can make it hard to connect with joy.

Lately I've felt joy, even though there have been some difficulties in my life, and this Psalm reminds me why! Because I "know that the Lord is God." I know that he made me, that I am his, that we are all his people, in his care like a shepherd caring for a flock. We're safe.

And so I will give thanks, and come into his house, praising his name.

He his faithful! His love is "steadfast," – unchanging, loyal, dependable.

Why SHOULDN'T I be joyful?

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Lyrics

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
Come into his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he that made us,
And we are his people,
And the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
And into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him now, bless his name.
For the Lord is good;

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
Come into his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he that made us,
And we are his people,
And the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
And into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him now, bless his name.
For the Lord is good;

His steadfast love endures forever,
His faithfulness to all generations.
His steadfast love endures forever,
His faithfulness to all generations.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
And into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him now, bless his name.
For the Lord is good;
For the Lord is good.