Monday, May 16, 2011

Renew Your Joy

Renew Your Joy


1 Chronicles 16:27

Emotional trauma drains people of their energy. But the Word says, “Be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold” (Nehemiah 8:10). The devil wants to steal your joy because he knows that joy is your strength. He wants you to be weak so that you won’t resist the turmoil he sets against you. That is why sometimes we need each other.


Some days God will send messengers to build you up in faith and renew your joy. Some days He will send you to someone else who is in a weakened condition because Satan has been pounding on them. Be someone’s friend today. They may need a friend to stand beside them and encourage them and to lift them up and pray for them.


Think Ahead


1 Corinthians 2:7

Look ahead to the reward God has for you in heaven. God has already written the end of the Book which says that good news is in store for those who put their faith in Jesus.


Even if you live to be a hundred years old, and have trials every day of your life, Paul said that our monetary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs all the trials we face now (See 2 Corinthians 4:17 -18 NIV). Keep your eyes on the finish line and not on the turmoil around you.    ``   


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