"My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth" (Ps. 121:2)
The Word gives us this refreshing news:
“The joy of the Lord is your strength…” (Nehemiah 8:10).
There is a way to move higher when you find yourself in a low time: You can praise God anyway.
It is not the joy of the situation that is our strength; it is the joy of the Lord that is our strength. I hope there is something in your circumstance that is praiseworthy. But maybe that’s not the case. Maybe there is nothing in it that can give you any joy.
If that’s how it is, don’t be troubled. You can center in on the Lord instead, because there is always something praiseworthy about Him. There is always something about Him that will bring you joy.
This kind of joy is the high road that we can walk on. As we do, it ends up changing the low road.
The Word also says this:
“Though the fig tree shall not blossom…yet I will rejoice in the Lord” (Habakkuk 3:17).
This is saying the same thing: Even when the situation is not good, we can still do a good thing. We can look to the Lord and simply rejoice in just Him, apart from the situation. As we do that, a turnaround will come in some way.
What comes from you will change what comes to you.
Steve and Carol Ost