“…I will rejoice in the Lord I will joy in the God of my salvation” (Habak 3:18)
Joy is a force that knocks cares from you, a force that knocks despair off you and a force that helps you walk through every tribulation and persecution with victory. Joy is absolutely essential for life in these end times. Isa 61:3 says that Jesus will anoint us with the oil of joy and give us garment of praise. He will give us new spiritual clothing. Our garment of praise will chase away the spirit of heaviness. Habak 3:17-18 says “although the fig tree shall not blossom neither shall fruit be in the vines… I will joy in the God of my salvation” (Habak 3:17-18) Habakkuk tells us that we can possess joy even in the midst of hard times and battles. You can enjoy yourself in whatever battle of faith you’re fighting. For we know that greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world (1Jn 4:4) Jas 1:2-3 says that we’re to count it all joy when we encounter hard times. Joy will give you the strength you need to fight every battle to the finish and win. Read Ps 51:10-12 “Create in me a clean heart…” We do not need a new baptism for you. We simply need to return to the joy we once had. That joy is the joy of our salvation, the joy of being born again and washed in the blood of Jesus. It is the joy of knowing that our names are written in the Book of Life. (Robert Hardon)
PRAYER LINE: As you pray, read the passages above and the joy of the LORD will be your portion. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We are to count it all joy when we encounter hard times (Jas 1:2-3)