Fiona in January

Fiona in January

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The JOY of the Lord is my Strength

I thought I'd take a quick minute and post about what God has really been teaching me this week. For the past month or two I've really just been focused on clinging to Him for strength and wisdom and I fought to keep my head above water battling these medication symptoms. I felt almost like a new believer in a way, as I renewed my relationship with Him and got back into the "fundamentals" of Christianity.

This week has been interesting...very busy at work and at home, but God has been revealing a specific truth to me through His words in Nehemiah 8:10(b) - "The joy of the Lord is your strength."

I've been extremely humbled and really brought back to the bare foundations of myself and my faith these past few months and now I feel completely renewed - like God is reaching out to build me up anew. This verse just has been running non stop through my head lately and what I take away from it is that there is so much to rejoice in! I don't need to constantly focus on the struggles and heartaches, God wants me to take joy in His creation, the people He brings into my life every day and the thousands of blessings He reveals to me daily! Being a child of God IS joy - even through the dark times...I can always rejoice in His strength.

What a week!


  1. what a great thing to be reminded of!
    i hope i get there soon

  2. Amen sister! Coming to that realization is so freeing! This is also my focus right now.