The joy of the Lord is my strength

This morning as I was driving to church, I was listening to this song based on Nehemiah 8:10:

“Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

The joy of the Lord will be my strength
I will not falter, I will not faint
He is my Shepherd, I am not afraid
The joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord
The joy of the Lord
The joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord will be my strength
He will uphold me all of my days
I am surrounded by mercy and grace
And the joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord
The joy of the Lord
The joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord will be my strength
And I will not waiver, walking by faith
He will be strong to deliver me safe
And the joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord
The joy of the Lord
The joy of the Lord is my strength

–Twila Paris

No matter what is occurring in our lives, whether the circumstances are good or difficult, whether there is sorrow or joy, pain or health, weakness or wholeness, the Lord Himself is our Joy and our Strength in the midst of every minute of each day.  That is something for which we can praise Him and be thankful.

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