Why the Joy of the Lord Truly Is Your Strength—If You Let It

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When we consider the pandemic, economic downturn, racial injustice and social unrest of last year, it is evident that we endured one of the most challenging seasons in recent history. Those indeed were some painful days experienced by many people. We made it through 2020 and perhaps thought everything would change, only to find that 2021 has its share of challenges as well.

Think about it: Have you ever cried so much and hurt so much because of the pain of life—pain so bad, you just did not want to go on? I know the feeling. I have had close family members on separate occasions and at different times literally executed—their murders never solved, and justice never served. This greatly impacted me more than I knew at the time, and as a result, I suffered greatly in several areas of my life, including my business.

If you are not careful, these painful, challenging seasons can cause you to lose ground. If you're not careful, the enemy will use these circumstances to impede your progress and steal your joy. When your joy leaves, your strength leaves. This is why Scripture reminds us that the joy of the Lord is our strength.

You cannot afford to lose your joy because that is where your power lies. If you have felt oppressed and unmotivated as of late, do not be perplexed because I have got good news for you:

Joy is coming to your house!

Listen to this episode of Mastering Your Message on the Charisma Podcast Network and discover how to receive the joy that is ready to come your way!

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