Don’t ever underestimate the importance of joy in your life. It is an essential trait that the Believer needs. Joy is not related to our feelings. Joy is rooted in our convictions about God and His love for us.
Israel had received harsh punishment for their repeated disobedience. God’s word of encouragement to them is that they would be returned to their land and it would once again be fruitful. He tells them that joy will return in the streets.
Joy is a choice that you make everyday regardless of the circumstances. Joy is precious and you cannot let anyone steal it from you. Let your joy exude each day because it will encourage and inspire others.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Jeremiah 35:1-36:32; 1 Timothy 5:1-25; Psalm 89:14-37; Proverbs 25:25-27