Praise to Our JOY GIVER

“You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy;

Psalm 16:11

This attribute is important, don’t you agree? We’re thrilled that God is our instructor. We sigh relief that He is forgiving. But we long for JOY, some lightheartedness along the way. We need, or want, to feel the exhilaration of a lifted spirit. But in our dark world, in our daily struggles, where is that illusive joy to be found? The answer: in God’s presence. Maybe we’ve been looking for the hand of joy in the wrong places – in money, the right job, health. And those things certainly help. Yet the message is that even in the midst of chaos and turmoil, when things are NOT going right, God’s right hand is still there. We can kneel. We can kiss it. We can rest our weary head on it. We can listen to His voice. And in HIS PRESENCE, all alone, we can find a moment of solitude and know everything will be alright. And we can feel a trickle of joy deep within our hearts; an indication of the fullness of joy to come.

Lord, we praise You, in whose presence there is fullness of  JOY!

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