He who heeds the word wisely will find good, and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. Proverbs 16:20
Happy birthday, Adell Julie Green Thompson! The “rock” of her family recently turned 105, and she gave all the credit to the Lord. Her daughter, Maxine, said, “She trusted God from a little girl. She was always worshiping God and praying. She’s just a unique person…. She likes reading her Bible.” And her grandson Anthony added, “Her faith is so inspiring. Even at her age, she’s still reading her daily devotional. It’s just remarkable how the grace of God and the love of God have just been on her life.”
Trusting God is a tonic for the body, mind, and soul. The Bible doesn’t often use the word happy. The biblical writers preferred to write about joy. But Proverbs 16:20 doesn’t hesitate to tell us that trusting God brings happiness to our heart. It enables us to cast our cares on Him, focus on His nearness, feed on His promises, anticipate His coming, and share His message.
No matter what is happening around us, we can always trust God.
A key to enjoying the Christian life is connecting the dots between our happiness and God’s provision.
Dionne Gleaton, “’She’s the rock of our family’: Santee woman celebrates 105 years with parade,” The Blue Mountain Eagle, October 14, 2020.