Hi from the central coast of California. This is Sherry Kyle with a word of encouragment for you.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”
I love this verse. It reminds me of the chorus to the children’s song:
“The joy of the Lord is my strength.”
Do you remember singing that song in Sunday School when you were a child? For those of you who didn’t grow up in a Christian home, those eight words are repeated four times in a simple melody. Simple words with great impact!
When I’m feeling like my joy is zapped, the children’s song comes to mind. I’m renewed knowing that my joy doesn’t come from circumstances, things, or other people, but from God! He is the one that will give me joy and strength to face what I need to for that day.
Do you have JOY? Remember the One who gives it in great amounts!