Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland
Happy and Joyful People Remember The Past and The Future
March 7, 2021

Happy and Joyful People Remember The Past and The Future

March 7, 2021

Happy and Joyful People Remember
The Past and The Future

Psalm 126
Pastor Terry Wilcox


Psalm 126:2 ESV

Assyria took the Northern Kingdom of Israel into captivity in B.C. and Babylon did the same to the Southern Kingdom 34 years later in B.C.

Christians on the road of faith traveling toward eternity with God are happy and joyous because they look  on 

CAUTION:  Although laughter and singing are often the responses of God’s happy people, they are not a .

Happiness is an emotion in which we experience feelings like contentment, satisfaction, bliss, and pleasure. 

Happiness is ephemeral. It is , short-lived, fleeting. 



Happiness -vs- Joy

Happiness is an outward .
Joy is an  feeling.

Happiness is dependent.
Joy is an  job.

Happiness is a feeling on circumstances.
Joy is an attitude that  circumstances.

Happiness is .
Joy is something more , we have joy when it is not simply for personal gain. 

John 15:9-15

Hebrews 12:2-3

Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing.  For to miss the joy is to miss all.
-Robert Louis Stevenson



The Past and The Future

Psalm 126:4-6

Verse 4 is a prayer and then he speaks .

Sowing is about the , planning, and preparing for it.

Israel’s joy had , as does ours.

Joy is  by living such history and building on that foundation. 

Joy is nurtured by .

Happiness and laughter result from  circumstances.

The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.
-Russel M. Nelson

John 12:24-25

Philippians 4:4-5 MSG



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