The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.Psalm 28:7 (NIV)
Think about all the many things that may excite you this week. Things you might want to do a happy dance over. Things you might want to tell your neighbour, your family, and your friends.
Bible writers have shared many of their reasons to be joyful—here are just a few:
“Blessed be God—he heard me praying. He proved he’s on my side; I’ve thrown my lot in with him. Now I’m jumping for joy, and shouting and singing my thanks to him.”
Psalm 28:6–7 (MSG)
“Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’”
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)
“For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?”
1 Thessalonians 2:19 (NIV)
Our Lord, Jesus
“And in addition to everything else, we are happy ( we rejoice) because God sent our Lord Jesus Christ to make peace with us.”
Romans 5:11 (CEV)
Feeling joy? Please share a comment! Ed.