Joy

Psalm 105:43 And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout.

Joy is the natural emotion for when God brings you forth from whatever circumstance you find yourself in.  As we talked about yesterday, God is faithful to His promises.  Our response must be gratefulness and joy.  As the Apostle Paul said, “Rejoice in the Lord, Again I say Rejoice!”  Shout that joy to The Lord!

Joy is not the same thing as happiness.  Joy is deeper and last longer.  Happiness can be brief and depends on our circumstances.  God does not tell us to be happy but to be joyful.  Joy comes out of having God as our solid foundation.  It takes a lot of move a building with a deep foundation.  When we have joy in God, it will take a lot for us to lose it.  Strive to have that deep foundation of joy.

Dear God, I thank you for the peace You give us.  That peace leads to a deep joy in You.  That you for loving me and for all that You have done for me.  There is no one like You!  Fill me with Your joy.  Help me to share that joy with others.  Amen.

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