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Saturday, February 15, 2014


I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is filled with joy, and my mouth shouts his praises! My body rest in safety. [Psalm 16:8-9]-NLT

We see in Psalm 16:8-9 that joy comes from being in God’s presence. Happiness is temporary because it is based on external circumstances, but joy on the other hand is lasting because it is based on God’s presence within us. As we experience His presence, we will find peace, as we understand the future He has for us we will know and experience joy. Don’t base your life on external circumstances, but on Christ. Remember joy is from the LORD, not from any other source. In fact we can rejoice in the midst of difficult circumstances. God’s Word says; whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy [James 1:2]. God has promised lasting joy for all those who put their trust in Him. His joy stays with us despite our problems. Keep your eyes on Jesus; as the hymn writer pinned, “trust and obey there is no other way.”   

Rejoice in the LORD always. Again I will say, rejoice! [Philippians 4:4]

Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. [Habakkuk 3:18]