Skip to content
Home » Episode » Happy People Have Their Strength Under Control

Happy People Have Their Strength Under Control

Battle Drill Devotional
Battle Drill Devotional
Happy People Have Their Strength Under Control

Today’s #BattleDrill: Read Matthew 5:1-12. What do you think of when you read or hear the word, “meek”? You might be tempted to think of the archetypal 97-pound weakling who usually appears in contrast to a muscly hero. Think Charles Atlas or Captain America. We often mistake meekness for weakness. #salvationarmy #basingstoke #devotional

But meekness did not equal weakness in the biblical world. The Greek word for “meekness” actually means “strength under control.” It would be used to describe a wild stallion brought under control.

Happiness does not come from being weak. But someone who is meek can be made happy by God, because they put their trust in him rather than in their own strength. Relying on our own skills and abilities to navigate life simply leads to stress.

Happy people let go and let God. They agree to letting God fulfil his purpose for their lives. As we practice meekness it relieves stress and worry. That sounds like a recipe for happiness to me!

Think about the following:
oWhat aspect of your life do you need to surrender to God? Can you see how that might make you happier?

You can subscribe in your favourite podcast program using this link –

You can also subscribe on:
Apple Podcasts:

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Submit Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share this post on social media!


Rob Westwood-Payne

Hi - I'm Rob. I'm married to Gail and we have a handsome, cheeky cocker spaniel called Harley. I am a Christian leader, pastor and preacher. I am a Salvation Army officer leading a congregation in the south of England. I am a leadership and discipleship blogger and daily devotional podcast host.