My latest post is featured at Vision61.com for the “More Than A Conqueror” Series. “The Joy of the Lord is My Strength” was written before the heartbreak this summer of our second miscarriage. The message is still true. Actually, it may be more true today than on the day it was written. The joy of the Lord has been our strength and is sustaining us everyday.
The Joy of the Lord Is My Strength
Joy. We sing about joy often. Joy to the World. Ode to Joy. I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy. These are a few examples. We talk about joy. But what does joy mean? Many misunderstand that joy=happiness and happiness=joy. Sadly, with this misunderstanding many good people miss a wonderful gift God gave us when He gave us joy.
We are not going to be happy all of the time, life just doesn’t work that way, but we can have joy. We can have joy when life is going great. We can also have joy when our world is crumbling around us. I am sure you are wondering how on earth I can say that, especially if you see the pieces of your life shattered at your feet. Take heart and trust in the promise of the Lord in Nehemiah 8:10 – “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
I normally don’t share or dwell on things that have happened in my life for the simple fact that I don’t want anyone to think I am having a pity party. If you will permit me to share a few things, I will hopefully show you how the joy of the Lord has been my strength…. (Read the rest of my story at: http://www.vision61.com/the-joy-of-the-lord-is-my-strength/ )
The Joy of the Lord Is My Strength touches on heartbreak after miscarriage. For more on healing from miscarriage, you can read these posts.