…“Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
Where do I find my strength and joy? These are important questions to consider. Often, we look to temporary and insufficient sources of joy and strength. Outside of the Lord, joy and strength will always fade. However, Christ is a never-ending fountain that supplies our souls.
Taking joy in the Lord will provide all of the strength we need. How do we do take joy in the Lord? By remembering who He is and what He has done. And not only remembering, but taking time to be in relationship with Him. We can come into His arms and rejoice in His love, knowing our sins are forgiven and our name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Nothing can snatch the joy of the Lord out of our hands. We always forfeit it by choice.