When God looks at you, He sees a champion
If you’ll stand immovable and unshakeable in God and in His word, then you will be unstoppable When God looks at you, He sees a champion Many people are alive only, because the Bible says that thou shalt not kill, not because they are smart. Thank God.
Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
We serve a God who gives us joy and He is our strength. The above scripture portion tells us that God gives us joy, our joy is not found in the perishing things of this world, but it is found only and only in Christ. ( Joy is Jesus & only you ).
Joy is not found in the temporary things of this world they may come and go, but our joy is in Christ and it comes only from Jesus. Many in the world try to find joy, happiness and peace in liquor, tobacco, drugs, pornography, wrong and lustful relationships, money, possessions, name, fame and success. The truth is that real joy and peace is not found in these, it may last for some time, but it is never permanent, one day all these will pass away and then people will be left empty in their hearts. Many in the world have all and everything, but they don’t have joy and peace in their hearts, so they start searching for joy and peace in their lives, they try anything and everything that is available to them ( except Christ ), but when they don’t find success in them they end up their God given lives.
Jesus is the only answer and solution to all the problems of mankind. Many in the world don’t know Jesus, but we believer’s are so blessed, we know that Jesus is our Savior and He is the only answer and solution to all of our problems. Many times when we go through problems and sufferings, we forget that Jesus is the only answer and solution, when our faith, hope and prayer is at a low level Satan will whisper in our ears that our story is over, it will try to tell us that God will not answer our prayers and He will not perform a miracle in our lives and when we listen to the devil’s lies, we will lose our joy and peace. The devil is a liar, don’t listen to it, if we listen to it, we will always remain in pieces and not in peace. Sometimes many of us lose our faith, joy, hope and peace, we forget that we are the blood bought child of Jesus, we forget that we are joint heirs with Christ, when God did not spare His only Son Jesus for our sake, why will He not freely give us what we ask and desire ? Why ?.
The only reason why our miracle and blessing doesn’t manifest according to our time table is, because God is preparing us to handle the miracle and blessings. If we are not prepared to handle the blessing properly then it will not benefit us and others. Preparation is necessary for a person to handle the blessing. God prepared Joseph, David and Esther in advance to handle the blessing, so they went through troubled times in their lives, but they didn’t lose faith and hope in God, because the joy of the Lord was their strength and they became what God had intended and had in store for them. Joseph fed the whole world in a time of famine, David became the king of Israel and Esther became a queen. Saul was not prepared to handle the blessing of becoming the king of Israel, he forgot God the giver of the blessing and he tried to protect the blessing on his own without Gods help and he simply perished.
The secret to find joy and peace in our troubled times is to run to God and His word. In our times of trouble nothing can satisfy, encourage and strengthen us except the word of God. One word from God will simply overturn all our problems, pull us out of depression, anxiety, worry and fear and give us joy, peace and strength. Even if you lose anything and everything on this earth, never lose the habit of running to God and His word in times of trouble for help. You will not only come out of all the problems that you have and face, God will turn you to be a problem solver for others. Every Believer should be a problem solver, not a problem talker.
Rejoice in the Lord always and Again I will say, rejoice.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Heavenly Father thank You for the word, thank You Lord that You give us joy and strength through Christ. Lord we uphold every person who is trying to find joy and peace in the things of this world give them the wisdom that joy and peace cannot be found in the world, but only in Christ. Lord we uphold every person who is trying to find joy and peace in addictions, set everyone free from unwanted bondages and give them the grace to know and tell the world that Jesus Christ is the only answer and solution to all of mankind’s problems, in Jesus name we ask and pray.
Amen and Amen.
God loves you
Hyderabad Telangana India