“Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!” (Psalm 65:4, ESV). In this psalm, David lifts up grateful praise to God, who hears the prayers of His people. He begins by expressing the worthiness of the Lord for honor and devotion (v.1), that God hears prayer (v.2) and forgives sin (v.3). How wonderful it is to belong to the one true God, and how gracious, that God should draw a people to Himself (v.4).
Wonderful indeed is the unmerited grace of God Almighty. Under the weight of guilt and sin, look to Him to lift you up; in the grip of grief, look to Him for peace and hope. Set your heart on the presence of God, the gift of the Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ. That is where true and abiding joy is found.