"The joy of the Lord is our Strength"
There are many words that speak of the spirit of Jesus, but this is one that stands out the most for me because it’s what helped me get through some of the darkest seasons of my life.
I have called upon scriptures of joy to get me from one moment to another, but first I had to understand what this truly meant for me. I surrendered my life to Jesus in every area of my life, but I was not recognizing the blessings I was gaining along the way. When we know in our hearts we are doing the right thing, it may not match up with how we are feeling in the midst of it.
For me, it was just that. I was doing what I thought God asked me to do. My life had fallen apart and the promi...