Day 48

October 10th, 2014

Joy5“…the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b. Sometimes I have to be reminded that the Joy of the Lord is my strength. Today is one of those days. It’s a cloudy, dreary day and my body is tired. I feel like my strength has evaporated. My joints are aching as they give me a forecast indicating that rain is on its way. When I cannot fathom the strength that I need, I look to the Lord and I remember the Words that He has given to us.

“For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.” Deuteronomy 16:15.

“…weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. “ Psalm 30:5.

“He will be a joy and delight to you…” Luke 1:14.

And therein lies my Joy.