I love Psalm 80 because it reminds me of our only hope for the life we all desire. In verse 18, we read this prayer: “Revive us, and we will call on your name.”
That little Hebrew word “revive” reflects the desire for abundant living, for a restored sense of joy, hope, and prosperity. It comes from the Lord alone. It’s the best prayer of our heart, especially as we wonder where joy comes from. We need the reviving presence of God–and His ordering of our whole life–to bring about what our heart most needs.