"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Philippians 4:4 (KJV)
Lord today I reflect on Philippians 4:4 that reminds me to rejoice. Lord your word does not say to rejoice just when things are good, it reminds me to rejoice always. Your word reminds me that I make a choice to have joy. Lord when life gets tough, joy may not always be my hearts original response but Lord I ask right now that you speak to my heart and remind me to have joy even in the midst of sorrow.
Life is full of ups and downs, but in the midst of life's uncertainties, allow me to find my certainty in you. I pray that you in down seasons you give me strength to look up and look to you. Lord I ask that you fill me with a joy that overflows. Let your joy radiate not only on me but to those around me. Refresh my soul with the joy that you give oh God. Teach me to have a joy that no man can take away. Lord, I need your joy. Your joy is overwhelming, your joy is everlasting, and your joy will keep me in and through all seasons and situations. Lord, I thank you for your joy today. Amen.