Joy is a Gift
“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10
Joy is actually the tool God has provided to help us through the hardships of life, and yet, oddly, it is usually the first thing we let go of when life gets hard.
As with all of the precious gifts that God gives to us… Joy is a gift that must be opened by choice. I have learned this lesson through experience.
When the trials of life come with worry, stress and fear there have been so many times that God’s gift of joy sat unopened on a shelf in my heart.
His joy is a perfectly timely gift, yet I forfeit the strength I could have during moments I need it the most when I choose to focus on the distractions in life instead of God’s joy.
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” – John 15:11
Joy that comes from God isn’t based on our temporal happiness; it’s a deep anchor for our soul.
There is a freedom in Christ that awaits us as we look beyond the waves of our situation and lock eyes with our savior… the completely loving, joy-filled eyes of Jesus. Slowly all the daunting distractions around us give-way to a joy that can only be discovered in Him.
No matter what you are facing in life… may your joy be complete through the love of Jesus and may the strength of God revealed through joy carry you through to victory!
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I pray that God reaches out through the pages and touches your heart with His life-changing love as you and I learn together to live the life God promised.
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