Time to be joyful for the Lord will soon be coming let us rejoice in all things. This is a time where all things are taking place, a time where we know darkness is gross upon our lands. But we who are alive in Jesus, know we can rejoice in him for we are covered in His love. The Lord is faithful and just to be with us in all things, whatever we may face in these troubling days. Joy brings peace in our troubles releasing us from our stress to find great happiness.
Happiness is in different forms, it can be because we have a new job, new baby or many other things. Spiritual happiness is a different way of feeling, than any other way of joy or happiness we could ever describe. Joy is complete in a Christian who truly knows Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. One that is so completely in love with Jesus feels such utter joy beyond measure.
Knowing how to walk in the Spiritual realm comes in time, after we have studied the word of God learning from him daily. Rushing to find answers or to disprove God’s plans does not bring the kind of joy I am speaking of. Neither going into the word of God to only find scriptures that will soothe our flesh. The only way to find this joy is to be filled by the Holy Spirit of God to be a part of Him as He becomes the best part of us.
John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. (KJV) Many verses in the Bible will speak of joy and how to obtain joy through Jesus. Many may speak of joy in times of trouble, or just be filled with joy because of God’s provisions. Our Lord becomes joy in our times of sorrow, because He first went through every trial, heartache, denial, beatings, betrayal, that we could ever imagine.
Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. (KJV) Today we can be filled with the water of Salvation and joy just knowing Jesus as our Lord through whatever may come in the future. God will never leave nor forsake us for we are his (if we trust and obey His commands.) Walk by His Spirit leaving worldly lust behind so our spiritual well will over flow in His joy.
Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.(KJV)
Every day is a day to rejoice in the Lord no matter what we have faced in the past. Each day brings new hope in Him to overcome the flesh of this world. Today is a day where we make choices of growing stronger in our faith, love and joy for the Lord. Today we can rejoice knowing our Saviour has covered all our needs when we bring all of our burdens, sorrows and cares to cast it upon Jesus who is able to bear our burdens.
Even if we have mourning in this day, we can be filled with the joy of God’s Spirit to replace our mourning.
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. (KJV)
If today we have sorrow in our hearts, we walk in a spirit of heaviness, telling ourselves that there is no hope. Let me give you encouragement in knowing there is great joy in serving Jesus, all the things that have brought you to this place will show how to receive Joy in place of Sorrow. Walk away from the burdens of life to walk in Spirit of Holiness with Jesus so your mourning will become joy. Tell the Lord all the desires of thy heart and watch as He becomes more real than anything you have ever known.
Let us be filled with Joy in all things so that we may encourage each other, uplifting all to the Lord for in Him alone is joy complete.