The joy of the Lord is your strength

There are times when I just don’t have the strength to face whatever is in front of me. Maybe it’s because I’m not feeling well. Maybe it’s something I am afraid of. A financial crisis or a family issue.

One time a friend told me to remember that the Joy of the Lord is my strength.  And I wondered how can I be joyful when things are bleak. And the answer came to me. Because God is bigger than any problem facing me. I might not be able to figure it out but God can. I can pray. I can turn it over and let Him deal with it. And that is where the joy comes in. Because God will take our burdens and give us rest. He is our strength.

We have to let go and let Him work it out. He will guide our steps, but in the end, the results are up to Him.

Let God be your strength. That is something to be joyful about!