"Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory"
You’re to live happy every day, and your happiness and joy should be independent of circumstances. Nothing, and no one, was created to make you happy; you’re responsible for your joy and happiness. Never find yourself looking gloomy, and confused. Never carry on through the day with a disconsolate and restless attitude. Confusion and depression are the handiworks of the devil. Never allow them in your life. Instead, always allow the joy of the Lord well up in your heart. Be full of joy always!
In John 15:11, Jesus said, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full”. His desire is for you to be full of joy twenty-four hours a day, irrespective of the circumstances you face. He doesn’t want you worried over anything. Do you know some people love to worry. They think being worried is a sign of being responsible. They’re worried about the children’s school fees, worried about their job, worried about the state of their health, worried about their spouses, and worried about so many things. That’s not the life of a Christian.
The Christian has been brought into a life of rest, full of joy and glory. Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Even when you’re faced with challenges, you’re supposed to rejoice! He didn’t say you should rejoice only when everything is all right; no. He said, “Rejoice in the Lord always.” If you couldn’t rejoice always, God wouldn’t tell you to do so. It’s natural to feel downcast when things don’t seem to be all right; but it’s the wisdom of God to rejoice even in the midst of troubles.
Don’t let anything put you in anxiety. Do what the Word says: Cast all your cares upon the Lord, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Whether the trouble is in your finances, health, family, academics, whatever it is, cast it on Him, and rejoice. Then, declare like David, The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1). In the face of challenges or unpleasant situations, instead of wondering what to do and what the problem is, laugh! Laugh and laugh! Rejoice in the Holy Ghost, knowing that the joy of the lord is your strength.
PRAYER & DECLARATION
I declare that Joy of the Lord is my strength. When things are not going good and take decision to rejoice. My joy does not comes from people or money, It’s comes from God who loves more then anything. In Jesus Name, Amen!