Might and Joy

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  • Does it not often happen that at the very time set aside to worship the Lord, a matter of serious concern looms larger in importance than prayer itself?

    One morning I was preoccupied by concern for the care and well-being of someone for whom I am responsible.  Many uncertainties faced me.  This word shone out of my morning’s reading, from David’s ordained Offering of Thanks.  “Might and joy are in his dwelling” (1 Chron. 16:27).  His dwelling His kingdom—the place where His will is done—is where I am to live every day, as an obedient worshipper.  Therefore although my human situation may be one of helplessness and anxiety, I move by faith into that realm of might and joy.  They are God’s might, God’s joy and He gives them lavishly to any of us who will take them.

    What is your weakness or worry today?  Leave it to God.  Instead, take His might, His joy, and be thankful!

    **Excerpt originally published in The Music of His Promises, pp.57-58.