God is happy with your joy. Many times when we think of the Lord, we immediately think of the words of seriousness, fear and justice, in fact all this represents Him, but joy too!
Being in the presence of God means being happy. Think with me, have you ever been sad when praising the Lord and meditating on His word? We may even be saddened by the situations we are experiencing, but in that precious moment our heart finds comfort.
Where do you look for joy?
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4: 4-7
We live a decade where at all times we are bombarded, whether on television, on our smartphones or computers. Everywhere somebody is trying to sell us something: a product, an idea and even a lifestyle.
These things are presented to us as if they were the solution to our unhappiness, but in fact they can lead us to even a greater sadness. Fortunately, when we search for happiness in the right source – in God – we are completely satisfied, we find a stable and not a momentary joy.
The joy of the Lord is our strength
Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.Nehemiah 8:10
I understand this verse as follows: when we walk according to the will of God, we are strengthened by the joy of Him with our conduct and then we receive from Him a new strength to face whatever the adversity.
When we seek happiness in the things of the Lord, we feel a complete satisfaction, our hearts overflow with love, we speak words of blessing and joy shows on our faces, as it is written in Proverbs 15:13.
Joy comes in the morning
Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.Psalms 30:5
We go through adversity in our lives and it’s okay to cry, but we can’t forget that God has the solution and that He allows us to face some situations. Often we may not understand “why”, but the Lord knows “for what”.
Even Jesus was already saddened, in Matthew 26: 38-39 it is written: “Then he said to them, ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me’.Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will’”.
It was not easy for Christ to face the cross, but he knew that pain would be necessary to fulfill the Father’s will. It may be that you are going through a difficult time in your life, but rest assured that God has not forgotten you, for He loves you and is taking care of every situation.
In conclusion …
God wants to do great things in your life, have no doubt about it, seek joy in Him and in everything that comes from Him, because however difficult the moment for every situation is, there is a purpose. Believe me, great things are to come!
God bless you!
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