Find Joy in Me, for I am your Strength. It is vital to keep your Joy alive, especially when you’re in the throes of adversity. Whenever you are struggling with difficulties, you need to guard your thoughts and spoken words carefully. If you focus too much on all the things that are wrong, you will become increasingly discouraged—and your strength will be sapped. As soon as you realize what is happening, stop this hurtful process immediately. Turn to Me, asking Me to help you with all your struggles.
Take time to praise Me: Speak or sing words of worship. Read scriptures that help you rejoice in Me.
Remember that your problems are temporary but I am eternal—and so is your relationship with Me. As you find Joy in Me, delighting in My unfailing Love for you, your strength will increase. This is the Joy of the Lord, which is yours for all time and throughout eternity!
Nehemiah 8:10; Psalm 66:1-3; Psalm 143:8