Here is one more reason every believer should work hard to memorize and meditate on God’s word regularly.
Recently in my personal worship times I memorized Psalm 16 and spent a lot of time meditating on its words and God. Several real life issues had been stealing my joy because I had been dwelling on them constantly. But when I returned to God’s word and made my mind dwell constantly on it, joy returned.
Verse 8 says, “I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.” Dwelling on those words made me filled with the beauties and glories of God, Himself, instead of life’s troubles.
The next thing that began to happen inside me is exactly what the next verse says, “Therefore heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.”
Want joy to return? Memorize and meditate on God in His word!