Inspired by . . . Day 9: Rejoice
This post is part of a 31 day series on JOY
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The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength,
in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. Psalm 18:2-3
Today we’re putting JOY in action!
God is worthy to be praised! and regardless of our circumstances, we have cause to praise Him! We have cause to REJOICE - Amen?
There is so much suffering in this world. Not only the far away suffering that we see on TV, but physical and mental suffering right here in our own lives.
But far worse than all of that is the suffering, the sickness of the soul, which we all experience. Sin.
Oswald Chambers says, “Until the soul is cured there is always an underlying dread and fear which steals away the gladness and unspeakable JOY which God desires for all His children.”
I know so many dear, sweet people both online and IRL whose reality is constant suffering. Yet these same people choose JOY every day. Not only that, but they are a continual source of encouragement and JOY to others. How is this possible?
Only when God takes a life in hand can there come deliverance from discouragement.
Living in the peace and joy of God’s forgiveness and favor is the only thing that will bring cheerfulness. ~Oswald Chambers
They have surrendered their lives to God.
Their lives are in His hand and they choose, daily, to live in that reality.
It’s a process, friend.
And with the Lord at our side, it’s
a JOYful journey.
What reason do you have for rejoicing today?
Quotations taken from Workmen of God, © Discovery House Publishers
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