Updated: May 5
Nehemiah 8:10 says, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” This verse is from the Old Testament, but it’s still relevant today. The joy of the Lord comes from Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and it has the power to give us strength in difficult times.
When we’re faced with trials, it’s easy to become discouraged, but if we focus on the joy of the Lord instead, that joy can empower us to keep going. It can give us hope and a sense of purpose when nothing else seems to make sense.
The joy of the Lord isn’t just a feeling or an emotion; it’s also a state of being. When we’re filled with God’s joy, we’re able to do things we never thought possible. We can see joy in the darkest of times, and we can share that joy with others.
When we’re filled with joy, it often leads to laughter and happiness.
Studies have shown that laughter truly is contagious; when you laugh at something funny, there’s a good chance someone around you will start laughing too.
We just have to leave our lives in Gods hands, there is no use in worrying about what we can't control.
Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
"But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when the heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
We must choose to stay focused on our God who can do the impossible. He can change your circumstances in an instant. The miracle you have been praying for could be right around the corner. Don't loose hope, have joy in knowing that God is our help and is with us..
Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Luke 12:25 "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?”
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