Key Verse: Verse 5 – “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God."
Key Words: who is the health of my countenance
Your countenance is your facial expression. It is your face revealing what your heart is feeling. So a bright (Godly) countenance reveals a healthy heart.
In answer to the question, “Where is happiness?” Clarence Macartney said, “It’s not found in pleasure—Lord Byron lived such a life if anyone did." He wrote, “The worm, the canker, and the grief are mine alone.” Happiness is not found in money—Jay Gould, the American millionaire, had plenty of that. When dying, he said, “I suppose I am the most miserable man on earth.” It’s not found in position and fame—Lord Beaconsfield enjoyed more than his share of both. He wrote, “Youth is a mistake, manhood a struggle, and old age a regret.” It’s not found in military glory—Alexander the Great conquered the known world in his day. Having done so, he wept in his tent because, he said, “There are no more worlds to conquer.”
But the Psalmist knew where to find this happiness when he said, “…and my God…” (verse 5).
What to do:
✞ Remember your face reveals what your heart feels.
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