You Can… Be Happy- Psalm 146 (8-6-17)

“I JUST WANT TO _________.”
BEING HAPPY IS JUST ABOUT #1 ON EVERYONE’S LIST.
WE GOT TO EXTREMES TO GET THERE.
WE THINK WE ABSOLUTELY CAN’T GET THERE AT TIMES.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwTY7fPirrQ (End at 2:42)
I WON’T DEFINE MY HAPPINESS BY CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT BY CHRIST.
HAPPINESS IS BASED ON HAPPENINGS; REJOICING IS BASED ON RELATIONSHIPS.
146:1-2 – START WITH THE LORD IF YOU WANT TO END UP HAPPY.
146:3-4 – DON’T TURN TO MAN TO TRY TO TURN THINGS AROUND.
146:5-10 – OUR HOPE AND HAPPINESS IS IN “THE LORD OUR GOD”.
THESE VERSES DESCRIBE HIM WITH 4 “WHO” AND 6 “LORD” STATEMENTS.
THE FIRST AND LAST ARE ABOUT HIS GREATNESS.
ALL THE OTHERS, IN BETWEEN, ARE ABOUT HIS GRACE.
WE HAVE HIM!
HOPE IN HIM! Psalm 146:5
REJOICE IN HIM! Philippians 4:4
SERVE HIM! Psalm 100:2
YOU CAN!