God’s greatness is the foundation of all joy. It is a great shame that we so often forget God, who is the source of all happiness, the moment happiness comes to us! God is so great that He is worthy of worship no matter our circumstance. Wherever we are in life, whether we are content or otherwise, we are called to find our truest joy in God alone.
On the other side of this, then—your suffering does not diminish the worthiness of God. We have an awful tendency to forget God in our pain, or even reject Him outright. It is an even greater shame that we, in the moment that we most need it, would turn our gaze away from God’s unchanging greatness!
“The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad” (Psalm 97:1 NASB).