These two verses are the conclusion to a psalm where David was frustrated with the evil of others but yet decided to focus on the goodness of God. In verse seven, David makes it a point to say that God and God alone is able to bring joy to his heart, far more than any other earthly treasure or blessing. That means that we could lose everything we have physically in this life and still have gladness in our hearts. That seems impossible in reality, but it’s not.
The Lord is truly that good and when we put our trust in Him and Him alone, He has the power over our hearts to bless us with His infinite peace and safety. Sadly, we put too much stock in worthless things to allow our hearts to truly understand this reality and promise, but hopefully as we continue to grow in our faith, this impossibility becomes a reality for us.
Pastor Jason Witt