Joy Makes You Strong
2 Samuel 22:31
Nehemiah says, “Be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.” Being happy and joyful makes you strong, and being mad or sad makes you weak. But the Lord is a Shield, and the Lifter of your head (see Psalm 3:3) Satan isn’t after you; he is after your strength. The devil wants you to weak to pray. He wants you worn out and burned out. But the Lord will lift your head and shield you from the devil’s plot against you, if you put your trust in Him.