From God is the Gospel–
“God’s glory consists much in the fact that he is happy beyond all our imagination. … No one would want to spend eternity with an unhappy God. If God were unhappy, then the goal of gospel would not be a happy goal, and that means it would be no gospel at all.”
How often we do think of Him as happy as opposed to thinking of Him as angry? It probably indicates much about the nature of our relationship with Him, or lack thereof. This is a God we can delight in.
“Three things stand in the way of our complete satisfaction in this world. One is that nothing here has a personal worth great enough to meet the deepest longings of our hearts. Another is that we lack the strength to savor the best treasures to their maximum worth. And the third obstacle to complete satisfaction is that our joys here come to an end.”
As the venerable Mick put it- “I can’t get no satisfaction, and I tried….”. Yet, crazy fools are we, to continue to seek our satisfaction in the world and the things thereof. No food, sex, sports, cars, house, entertainment, technological device etc. is sufficient to satisfy all our deepest longings. As Augustine put it, “our hearts are restless”. We are, as Calvin said, idol factories, exalting created things to the place only the Creator can fill.
“If God’s pleasure in the Son becomes our pleasure, then the object of our pleasure, Jesus, will be inexhaustible in personal worth. He will never become boring or disappointing or frustrating.”
Additionally, He can give us the strength to more fully savor Him by faith. And (!) He lives forever. If we rest in Him (to complete Augustine’s statement) we will forever be satisfied in Him. If we are bored, disappointed or frustrated, it is a pretty good sign that we are actually looking to someone/something else for our satisfaction than the glad God who gladly offers Himself to His people for their gladness. A large part of ministry is declaring the latter and exposing the former that we might turn from our idols to worship the living God (1 Thes. 1).