The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. (NLT)
It’s embarrassing, but lately, I had started get a bit irritated by “happy people”
I realized I was starting to hand over my joy. Notice I said hand over not loose 😊. I am in charge of my heart. And the more aware I am of God’s goodness, the happier I am.
My husband in his wisdom said “whatever you do, don’t hand over your joy. If your joy is gone, your strength just left too, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” That’s wisdom 👌🏽
If happy people irritate you, talk to God. Something in your heart may need some healing… Happiness is of God. It’s our response to our awareness of God’s goodness to us, rather than our current circumstances.
So, today, let’s take time and REMEMBER God’s goodness towards us, and allow our hearts to be re-filled with joy and happiness 😊. GAURD your joy. Get a refill of joy and burst out into song 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽. After all, it’s Christmas time!
Father, You are my only true source of joy. As I focus on Your goodness today, I recieve a refill of Your Joy. Amen