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Delighting in God

At times, the Christian life is hard. Life is full of trials, difficulties, and pain. Our response is to call out to God, often asking Him to remove the difficulty. This is not wrong. Sometimes He does. I wonder, however, instead of wishing hardship would go away, if the answer with much of our walk would be simply enjoying God. The Westminster Shorter Catechism states “man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever”. Forever can begin today, in the here and now. By delighting in God, I am not talking about a pleasant smile that ignores reality. We do not dismiss our ordeals and think positive. The strength is the object our delight is in, not ourselves. With a deep, abiding joy we appreciate who God is and what He has done for us. There are many ways to do so. Prayer, praise, worship, Bible reading. The Bible is full of reasons to enjoy God. I will focus on one. You may have many more to ponder. God is awesome in holiness and almighty power. We need to let this sin