Joy Comes From The Presence of The Lord

joy comes from the presence

Happiness is circumstantial, but JOY comes from the presence of the Lord! We very often feel happy when things are going well in our lives and unhappy when they are not. But you can still be in peace and have joy even when you may be unhappy with circumstances. When feeling depleted the enemy loves nothing more than feeding you lies to keep you from entering into God’s presence. But that’s exactly the remedy for when things of life get heavy and weigh on you. Because “the JOY of the Lord is my strength” (Neh. 8:10), God will transfer His very strength to us when we just step over and acknowledge Him and His presence. Psalm 59:16,17 says “But as for me, your strength shall be my song of joy. At each and every sunrise, my lyrics of your love will fill the air! For you have been my glory-fortress, a stronghold in my day of distress. O my strength, I sing with joy your praises. O my stronghold, I sing with joy your song! O my Savior, I sing with joy the lyrics of your faithful love for me!” If we recognize it, we see it is meant to be a never-ending cycle of refreshing; His JOY is our strength and His strength becomes the song of JOY in our lives! Spend some time this week just simply singing songs of joy to Him for His faithful love, verbalizing to Him, the enemy, and yourself, these truths. Spend time just being with Him and drawing His strength into yourself. Then ask the Holy Spirit to remind you of these truths and to pour revelation deep into your heart that true JOY comes from the presence of the Lord. Be Blessed, Jenny

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