Psalm 35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
There’s this old gospel song that comes to mind where the lyrics say something like, “This joy I have the world didn’t give it, (and) the world can’t take it away.” I have so much to say about joy right now! When you get a minute, read all of Psalm 35. It is super intense, but you will better understand verse 9. After all that God has done for me, and all that He continues to do for me, I have experienced joy. I’m willing to fight for this joy, His joy. I’m willing to hang on with much hope to this joy. Others didn’t provide the joy that I have, so they can’t take it away.
The day that I gave my life to Jesus Christ I was able to exchange my past for His design for my future. I exited death and received a guarantee for eternal life. Tell me, what’s more joyful than that? There is nothing that can measure up to that joy and there is nothing worth forfeiting living out that joy on a daily basis. It’s so empowering to know that it cannot be taken from me. The only way I don’t experience it regularly is if I choose to allow anyone or anything to cause me to momentarily forget. They can’t have my joy or yours. Don’t worry about what’s going on around you, relish with excitement and joy the work that’s already been done in you!
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