Friday, May 24, 2013
"THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH"
"THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH" Today you can begin to know the power of joy and the strength joy brings into your lives. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Psalm 89:15 "Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance." In everything you face in life you have within you a spirit of joy to help you as you trust God to bring you through. Joy and laughter help us release all stress and worry in our lives. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5 Though it seems like there may be no end to what you are going though, take time to give thanks for where you are at this point in your life. God has a plan just for you and he knows what he is doing. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.Jeremiah 29:11." In all things rejoice and give God praise, for in this you have victory in all the things we go through. "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." Romans 8:37 God wants to give you joy to see you through whatever you are facing today. He is your guiding light and strength, trust him to lead you into everlasting joy. Ask him to be your lord and savior today. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9 “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”