“Those who believe are happy” The title of the devotion I was reading today. Passages from Acts13 “But the followers were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.” Psalms 20 “crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning…you changed my sorrow into dancing” I read and ponder the thought. I am a believer, yet I am living most of my days anxious, sad, mad…but happy is the last thing I have felt lately. Why have I not allowed God to feed me with satisfaction, joy, contentment, and…happiness? I have really allowed God to use this group and my daily devotions to be reminded of His perfect plan, His protections, His strong and mighty hand, but I have not given up my sorrow for dancing. Perhaps I am clinging to it and need to replace it with the joy of the Lord. Like the children’s song says and Scripture affirms, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.
Lord, help me today to put off the sadness and replace it with your joy, that I may share that with others today…transparently…use me. Remind me of your salvation and bring me to a complete enjoyment of it today.