The joy of the Lord is your strength

The people of Israel had their moments in which they forgot God and in the book of Nehemiah, specifically in chapter 8 we realize that the people of Israel were very disoriented with respect to the book of the law and is ther where they find it and the scribe Ezra reads it in front of all the people gathered there, who paid close attention.

At that moment all were humbled before the presence of the Lord, they were also sad, because when they heard everything in the book of the law they realized that they had turned away from God and had forgotten His commandments. That was simply a great moment, a new dawn, a new sun, a new light for all the children of Israel and in that same way is the Word of God for us, a light that illuminates our whole interior and makes us be back in the ways of our Creator.

The Bible tells us:

8 They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.

9 Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.

10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Nehemiah 8:8-10

Perhaps you are going through a very bitter situation and for a moment you have forgotten what God wants for your life as it is written in His Word, maybe you have forgotten God’s plan for your life, but this is not the end, but that God makes a sun rise every day for us, gives us the opportunity of a sunrise and we must take advantage of this to put into action the plan of God in our lives.

No matter how sad you are, just believe in His Word, strive, be brave and say along with those leaders: “The joy of the Lord is your strength”. Being joyful in God makes us strong and if God is with us, no one can stop us.

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8 comments on “The joy of the Lord is your strength

  1. Amen. The joy of the Lord shall be my strength. No matter what I may go through in life nor where life may have in store for me. I shall always know the joy of the Lord shall be my strength and I shall trust in the Lord with my whole heart.

  2. Lord I know you put two peoples together to become one flesh.i did know that when you are married your husband can go outside the marriage and cheat on they wife.marriage is honorable and not suppose to be broken.marriage is made to stay together for Life until dealth do you apart.its a life time.well my husband Douglas gene Johnson feels like cheating is good to mess around I know its not.its not right Lord in your eye sight father and it’s wrong for him to cheat on his wife.i have never did that and I never will.that why I know what’s right from does not make it things better it makes you look bad doing what the Lord don’t want you to do. Now in a package when you are married now that’s when the lord will bless you when you are with the wife doing it only with the husband knows not he got to repent and give in counter and ask for forgiveness and confess up to his own is better Lord for a person to tell the truth than to will not get you no were by messing around.snd I ask the Lord to wash away my sins.and take it away.and when that husband don’t want to do right in the Lords eye sight than one wants trash is another man’s treasure. LORD ITS not right to go behind nobody’s back just to hurt him are choose another woman on the outside of your wife. It should be your wife only.and mr.Douglas gene Johnson is it worth doing things that’s wrong in the Lords eye sight. Thank you Father for blessing m with a home to live in.thank you in your holy glorious Name of jesus.thank you lLord.what what you are about to do for me Lord.i thank you Lord Amen.your number 1 in my Life Amen.i Love you Lord our father our Lord our savoir.Amen.

  3. The joy of the Lord is your strength
    “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep” Nehemiah 8:9

    We let ourselves be carried away by feelings of gaiety or guilty. In that case the people of Israel who had escaped from the captivity and lived in Jerusalem met the walls destroyed, gates burned and distressed people everywhere.

    When Ezra commanded the Law to be read and they were taught by them, they recognized their sins and their fathers’ sins. So, when they listened to the Law and saw that they had been deported as a punishment, they wept. But when they had the walls restored they rejoiced in the Lord in spite of their enemies who conspired against them.

    We are encouraged to rejoice in our difficulties or troubles for Jesus’s sake, and we are partakers of Christ’s sufferings so that when he comes in his glory we may be glad with exceeding joy. These are the apostle Peter’s words:

    “But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.” 1 Peter 4:13

    The joy of the Lord shall give us strength to resist in the evil day.

  4. Amen ,it’s one year since my son died and I am so so sad inside since that day but inspite of me going through that there’s still a joyful feeling in my heart because I have a friend in jesus who I can call on every time the feelings drag my strength out and in him I find comfort peace and tranquility. I thank God ever moment when he reach down so low and rescue me from sin.hallelujah what a savior.

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