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My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
    and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
when I remember you upon my bed,
    and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
for you have been my help,
    and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
My soul clings to you;
    your right hand upholds me.

Psalm 63:5-8 (ESV)

As I looked for Scripture on this topic, I came across this. Wow! What could be better? To find my satisfaction in Jesus and to cling to Him rather than all those extra things I find to define myself and my value.

It seems I have spent so much of my life in this struggle. I want to do what GOD wants…at least up to a point. But I also know what I want for myself and my loved ones at a given time. Slowly, slowly, He has shown me that His plans are way better than mine. His plans bring true joy for all, not mine. His plans are what bring me true joy, even when the plans don’t work out the way I wanted.

So I’m in the process of learning to cling to Him. And just when I think I have learned how to cling? I learn I have just barely started. Until I learn the lesson of clinging to Him, I’l never learn true joy.

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This is especially true at this time of year isn’t it?

Joy to the world, the LORD is come!