Yesterday in worship, a powerful word went forth about breaking chains. It began with a word about physical healing but I needed healing from some “heart issues”, so I received accordingly. At the end, our worship leader began to declare, “The Joy of the Lord is my Strength.” I asked the Holy Spirit, “What does that mean?” He replied, “God’s joy is your strength.”
Lately, the Holy Spirit has been showing me how God is dancing and singing over us in heaven. He is rejoicing over us. He is not angry. He is not anxious about our political affairs, our racial divide, or the world’s finances. Neither Flo nor Mike caused his demeanor to change. God is pure unadulterated joy.
Now that is not to say God does not care about you. He does. That which concerns you concerns Him. But He is not anxious because He is sovereign. He knows in the end, You Win! So He whistles while he works on your behalf. He joyously sings songs of deliverance over you.
There was something about that thought the broke chains of depression yesterday. If God who sees all and knows all is joyous, why should I fear? If God is singing and dancing over me, why should I be anxious? I can go out in power and strength because God is for me therefore no one nor no force of evil can successfully stand against me!
Are you struggling with grief, sadness, anxiousness today? Meditate on God’s joy. Let His joy be your strength.
“Then he said to them, “Go, eat rich food, drink sweet drinks, and send portions to those who can’t provide for themselves; for today is consecrated to our Lord. Don’t be sad, because the joy of ADONAI is your strength.””
Nechemyah (Neh) 8:10 CJB