When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19 NIV
God wants us to discover JOY which comes from Him in abundance. He longs for us to experience it EVERY day of our lives and remember WHY we are blessed. He wants us to experience the love of Jesus and feel His tugging of our hearts.
As we learn to TRUST, we become aware God provides EVERYTHING we need. He helps us embrace a heart of HOPE and find PEACE in His presence. He helps us witness the love of mercy and grace, and discover WHY faithfulness is important.
The Bible says, “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.” Psalm 28:7
How can we find joy if anxiety is allowed to steal our calm? How can we find PEACE in Jesus and receive the gift of His love? Perhaps we need to be reminded to TRUST the One who knows what we NEED and humble our hearts for His.
We will never find JOY in what the world has to offer. But if we examine our lives; focus and believe, we will clearly see WHY we need the love of the Savior. He will show us how to be blessed as we faithfully grow.
If we hold anxiety and doubt, it will rob us of everything good. It will have an effect on our lives and those we love. But God WILL handle the worry of wonder. He will restore our souls and help us overcome. He will allow us to discover what’s been missing and heal our wounds by His love.
Jesus will carry the fear we surrender! Once we have stepped away from doubt, we will see how it feels to held by holiness. God will provide strength to remember; life will be better if we embrace the love of a GRATEFUL heart.
“The joy of the Lord is our strength.” He is offering joy and fullness! Ask and you will receive what God is ready to give. Call on Him and see what happen when you’re ready to live in peace. “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your JOY may be full. John 16: 24 ESV
God, Thank you for the power of Your love. Forgive us when we forget to open our hearts and receive what is ours in surrender. Help us recognize we are valued and loved. Thank you for letting us come as we are to walk with Jesus and find comfort in the heart of His love. Help us remember it’s okay to admit we’re weak. We will find strength as we journey together. We know you have plans for our days. Thank you for providing HOPE for the future! YOU are worthy of praise! Thank you for showing us how it feels to be grateful, instead of afraid. Amen