Tag: how is the joy of the Lord my strength?

My Blessed Assurance is You, Lord. You Are My Joy!

Father, Your joy is such a blessing to me. Even on the hardest of days, Your joy remains — that blessed assurance that I am Yours and You are mine. Circumstances do not dictate the joy that resides deep within because circumstances do not dictate whether or not You are with me. You are with me always, for You are faithful.

Therefore I have joy!

You have reminded me that Your joy is my strength, Your joy resides in me already. I don’t need to create it, or earn it — I need only to release it.

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I Need The Oil of Joy Lord. The Spirit of Heaviness is Hard

Lord, You are my strength, my hope, my joy. This I know and this I believe. Yet a spirit of heaviness has taken hold — I haven’t been able to release its grip. Would You anoint me with the oil of joy, and help me put on a garment of praise?

The trials have been fierce lately — relentless. Suffocating. But I know You are with me. I know that in Your presence is fullness of joy.

Why can’t I access it?

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