Psalm 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

Because there was a lack of joy in their lives, the people of Israel cried out to be revived in the joy of the Lord. There is a secondary kind of joy that is common to all men. These “natural” kinds of joy stem from experiencing God’s goodness, favor and blessings in our lives which He freely bestows upon us day after day. Thank God for His daily blessings! But the joy that the Psalmist cries out for is the joy that comes from The Lord. The word “again” in this verse is a prayer that has been asked for previously.

Beloved, David, the man after God’s own heart, prayed that God would restore unto him the joy of His salvation (Psalm 51:12). There are many things in life that can drive us to the point of crying out to God for revival in the Lord and from the Lord. Like David, we can lose our joy because of sin (v.9). Like the thorny heart in the parable of the sower, we can lose our joy because we looked for it pleasure and material things (Mark 4:18-19).

Reader, is your prayer this morning for a renewed joy in your Lord? Call upon The Name of Jesus, and may the joy of The Lord revive you and give you strength. Selah