JOY OF THE LORD!!!!!
When the new year began to approach I became very excited and hopeful that the pains of that year would somehow be washed away with the tears of expectancy. Well, I we are now in 2013. Boy, the enemy was piling up weapons to toss at me while I was crying about the things that it seemed like I had lost.
Well I was feeling a bit under the world..you know De pressed..Which means to pressed against..hard pressed. I wondered..prayed..supplicating..warred..you name it..I did..still felt like I was being beaten even though the Battle has already been won.
While just meditating on the mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I was gently reminded of the my strength. What is it? Oh my dear friends, it is the JOY of the Lord Jesus Christ. Allow me to share a bit of my life with you. Some years ago I was making a nice salary and left that employment when the supervisor wrote me up for reading my bible on break. I returned to school, where there was a tremendous struggle there as well. I also went through a divorce from a very mean man who was physically and verbally abusive. These notions were attempts by the enemy to break me. To cause me to doubt the Lord my God and His faithfulness.
My children and I have struggle to stay together many times it looked like we would have to separate to survive. But God…He came thru every time and never let us down.. So today as I sit here in front of the computer hoping to help you see His JOY!!
The scripture states that the JOY of the Lord is our STRENGTH…Here are some scriptures to help you THE JOY OF THE LORD
Neh 8:10 For the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Ps 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in You rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because You
defend them: let them also that love Your Name be joyful in You.
Ps 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in Your presence is fulness of joy; at Your right hand there
are pleasures for evermore.
Ps 22:3 But You are holy, 0 You that inhabits the praises of Israel.
Ps 30:5 Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Ps 34:1,2 I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall
make her boast in the Lord:the humble shall hear and be glad.
Ps 35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in His salvation.
Ps 40:16 Let all those that seek You rejoice and be glad in You: let such as love Your salvation say
continually, The Lord be magnified.
Ps 86:12 I will praise You, 0 Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify Your name
Ps 89:15,16,17,18 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, 0 Lord, in the light of Your
countenance. In Your name shall they rejoice all the day: and in Your righteousness shall they
be exalted. For You are the glory of their strength: and in Your favour our horn shall be
exalted. For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
Ecc 9:7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now
accepts your works.
Is 12:2,3 Behold God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength
and my song; He also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of
the wells of salvation.
:5,6 Sing to the Lord; for He has done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. Cry out and
shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of you.
Is 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall
break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Is 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for
mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness: that they might be called trees of
righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me
with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a
bridegroom decks Himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with jewels.
Jer 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and Your word was unto me the joy and rejoicing
of my heart: for I am called by Your name, 0 Lord God of Hosts.
Hab 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive
shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there
shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my
Zeph 3:14,15 Sing, 0 daughter of Zion; shout, 0 Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, 0 daughter of
Jerusalem. The Lord has taken away your judgments, He has cast out your enemy: the king of
Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of you: you shall not see evil anymore.
Zech 9:9 Rejoice greatly, 0 daughter of Zion; shout 0 daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to
you: He is just, and having salvation.
Mat 5:11,12 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you….. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is
your reward in heaven.
Jn 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be
Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousnes and peace , and joy in the Holy
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace…
Eph 5:18,19 Be filled with the Spirit. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Jam 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations.
Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and
His wife has made herself ready.
Study these and hopefully they will give the JOY that I am experiencing after completing this study..
Coyfee out…til tomorrow..sleep well guys..LOVE YA!!!
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- Thankful for the Grace through Righteousness (loopyloo305.com)