Jesus is an example of someone who found joy in the good to come. When Jesus was crucified, there was no joy in that particular circumstance, but Hebrews tells us that He still found joy. You see, as Christians, we can find joy in all things because we possess Christ, and no one can take Him from us. The joy of the Lord is simply the joy that we have in Christ. This joy comes from knowing Christ, abiding in Him, and being in His Word and in prayer. The Bible Engagement Center did some research to discover what Christians could do to experience victory in their lives.
In closing, I will leave you with some words of Charles Spurgeon. He speaks of what Christ has done for him and expresses his joy in Christ. Such thoughts must comfort the soul. Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God.
This also is vanity and a striving after wind. For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation. He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
For you, O Lord , have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep! And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away.
But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.
For when I am weak, then I am strong. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. To grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord , that he may be glorified.
So that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy. Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence. You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord.
To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. I have found it a great strength to me and also increased my personal level of happiness to a much higher level. God bless you.
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I enjoyed and was blessed by the article by posted by Marilena Fackerell on Jun 26, I tried to comment but the print on your comment site is a light brown against a colored background and I could not see what I was typing. I am making this comment on a personal program and will copy and paste it. I have just begun to consider the thought that the Joy of the Lord is our strength. It is a powerful word.
Sermon: The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength - Nehemiah 8
As as believer for 50 years and one who enjoys reading the word of the LORD you would think I would have noticed this long ago. But that it Big thanks to Marilena Fackerell. Wow this is great you have just opened my understanding to this scripture better than before I am bless again, may the Lord almighty give you more insight into the realm of revelation in Jesus name. This really blessed me I am currently living in that joy and strength of the Lord, after finding out my husband was drug addicted and after 2 years of marriage having the courage to live separate from him and on my own again, it was nobody but the strength of God that gave me that courage and now providing me the strength I need to get through this very difficult time.
Thanks to you I understand now, Blessings always! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful insight. I am currently going through a trying period and sometimes I get discouraged. This message has blessed my soul. Thank u soooo much for this revelation, i never understood this verse that way. I was discouraged for some time and the Spirit put this verse in my mind and in trying to understand more about it, i found ur article and this truth u shared opened wide my eyes.
I have been greatly encouraged!
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