Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Philippians 4:4-8

New Living Translation (NLT)
 4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.
 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
 8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

These verses are so good. They remind me that no matter what is going on in my life, if I will only focus on the Lord I can still be full of joy! The joy of the Lord. In Him we will find His strength which in turn gives us our strength. If you're going through hard times right now...think about all the good times and all that the Lord has done for you. Praise Him for those things and He will give you peace and joy.

The joy of the LORD is our strength!


Tracy said...

Hi Chelle - I love these verses too. God says for us to look away from all thats going on and look to Him. He does the rest. Great post
God bless

Anonymous said...

hi chelle thanks for sharing friend..yes indeed we have to keep thanking God..its hard many times to laugh but being content is what god wants from us..hope your doing loves for you friend..sorry if i dont comment the whole blog is giving me a hard time things dont show up or deletes themself..take care loves soraya

Lisa said...

Yes! We find our strength and joy in Jesus Christ. Amen!

Many blessings!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

agree too that in Him there's strength and courage and joy. Love that quote in your header.

Ken said...

Hi Chelle,
Oh yes, "The joy of the LORD is our strength!" I just read that on another blog quoted from Nehemiah 8:10. When things are tough, Jesus is our strength.
Great post and God bless,

Shannon Milholland said...

Chelle, you are so right. Focusing on Christ can help me navigate the worst moment or day.