Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 3, 2012

Where is your strength?  Is it your financial security?  Your cleverness?  Your physical power?  Wherein lies your strength?

Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
                                           ---Nehemiah 8:10 TNIV
The people of God were up against it.  Their enemies surrounded them.  Life was an ultimate hassle.  As they looked to their immediate circumstances they faltered and fretted.  But Nehemiah urged them to worship God, and to turn their eyes unto God.  And he reminded them wherein their strength truly rested: "The joy of the Lord is your strength."
I do not know your circumstance this moment, but I do know that Nehemiah's message rings true for us as well.
Dale Patterson