I will look to You Lord and Your strength. I will seek Your face always. I give thanks to You in all circumstances, for that is Your will for me in Christ Jesus. I will be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. You are my refuge and my strength;
The Joy of the Lord is my strength… How many times have we heard that phrase and really thought “Yeah, right! If I had the joy of the Lord then I wouldn’t be going through this right now?!” Or how about Proverbs 17:22 where it says a happy heart is like good medicine and we’ve wondered how is it possible to be happy in “this” situation?