"Do not grieve, for the joy of the
Lord is your strength."
The greatest joy of the believer is to have found the way, the truth and the life. In this world’s maze of false doctrines, to have discovered the skinny trail of truth that leads to life is phenomenal. And it’s not just existence, but abundant life along the way.
The environment and the experiences prepared for the ones who love God are more wonderful than we can imagine. No blessing we may enjoy in this life can begin to compare with the amazing one that is ours for eternity in God’s presence where there is fullness of joy. To be bursting with joy will not be more than our immortal bodies can handle. Even that is taken care of!
We know our unrelenting enemy will do all he can to get us off track, but the Lord Jesus encourages us to know and obey His commands, trust and remain in His love so that complete joy may be ours – joy on the inside to help us through difficulties now even as we anticipate joy for eternity. Remember throughout the coming year that the joy of the Lord is your strength.
IT IS JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY,
OH, THE HALF HAS NEVER YET BEEN TOLD.
(BARNEY E. WARREN, 1900)