Songs of Joy
written by Sandy Blaser, HRN
Even though the battle rages on, with all my heart I will trust in My God!
Throughout the years of my christian walk, God has been so very faithful to His promises. No my life has never been easy. You see, a crippling disease attacked my body at a young age. Therefore I have overcome many obstacles and continue to face strong hurdles along the way. But you see, I made a decision long ago….no matter how rugged the journey gets, I will Trust the Lord and cling tightly to a promise that HIS hand of Mercy will guide me through the heated trials of life.
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
Now I admit, there are times I’m tempted to just pick-up my toys and go home. Yes, The ole enemy ls persistent, but when the devil starts planting the thought of giving up, that triggers me into action…I begin dwelling upon all the answered prayers and good things that God has done in my life. And with the Lord’s help I keep pressing onward to the finish line, proclaiming the Lord’s amazing faithfulness to me!
You see, I have learned….when a mind is set upon Christ, He begins to flood the heart with jOy and fill the mouth with a songs of Praise! Suddenly I find myself dancing for jOy in the presence of my Holy Lord! You see, I have found that this is the secret to overcoming trials… it is GOD’S Love and “Joy” that keeps me going strong even in the midst of it all!
So when dark clouds seem to be coming your way, just lift your hands toward Heaven and start rejoicing. Focus on the faithfulness of the Lord, and lift your voice proclaiming HIS goodness and His Mercy. Begin thanking the Lord for His answers even when you don’t see it! Keep trusting that sweet victory is just around the bend. Believe me, our enemy can’t stand to be in a place where the jOy of the Lord abides!!
O Lord, May our mouths be filled with laughter, our tongues with Songs of JOY! May it be said among the Nations, “The Lord has done great and mighty things for them.” (Psalm 126:2)
For the JOY of the Lord is our strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)
“Weeping may endure for a night, but JOY comes in the morning!”
Sandy Blaser, ~Healing Rain to the Nations