Posted by hpippins on February 5, 2014
In 2014 there are so many theories, medical suggestions and age old practices to gain strength and endurance that it makes you wonder; Why isn’t everyone doing something to make themselves stronger, wiser, and better? I truly believe the primary reason is that none of these remedies are long lasting. At best they provide temporary strength, a brief high, or the ability to endure for a short time or season. In the Bible, the Book of Nehemiah, chapter 8:10, it reads.. “For the joy of the Lord is your strength.” It’s important for us to realize that our strength from day to day will ebb and flow, come and go, rise and fall, primarily based on the circumstances we face and deal with each day. However, the inner power and strength we receive from knowing Jesus Christ; the King of Kings, the Savior of our souls, the Healer of our bodies, the Forgiver of our sins, only comes from the “Joy of the Lord.” Joy is not based on your circumstances or your feelings, which both change from day to day. Joy is the inner power and confidence you have because you know that the finished work of Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection is able to keep you each day, regardless of the circumstances. It’s the joy of knowing that Jesus is able to keep you from falling and that He is able to present you faultless before God and man, regardless to what you face each day. So joy in the fact that Jesus has everything under control in your life. Trust Him! and let the Joy of the Lord be the strength to take you through this day. Amen!