Where’s my Joy?
When we allow God to define our identity, what happened in our past isn’t nearly as important as what’s promised in our future.
How can you overcome heartache and despair?
Your words were found, and I ate them; and your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, the LORD, God of Hosts.
– Jeremiah 15:16
According to today’s verse, joy and delight come from devouring God’s Word. That means more than simply reading the Bible--we need to memorize it and meditate on it.
When you are in stormy seas of life, there comes One who can give you joy and peace. God’s Word is a joy – no matter what you’re going through.
This is hard for some people to do, when you're going through a rough season, so you run and tell others, do you gossip about someone, do you seek help from a friend? The Bible tells us that we are to turn to the only one that can heal us and truly give us Joy. If we turn to his word and "ate" them as the verse is telling us, then we will receive Joy and the rejoicing of our hearts. All that is hurt, will be healed in your heart through Reading his word.
I pray that when you're in hard season, that you will turn to God to find joy!
Please help me draw near to You today and be a blessing to others!
I trust You completely.
Please give me a greater hunger for Your Word.
I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.