Joy is the greatest evidence you have that you are living in the victory of Christ. It demonstrates that you are looking at the larger picture and not just the details of your life.

Joy, overflowing...

Joy, overflowing...

God is the God of salvation and this is like a well of joy within you. Sometimes the joy overflows with ease, but at other times, you have to work at it. It takes faith to draw water from the wells of salvation. When you are trusting God, you will find it easy to turn your back on fear and look to the Lord for His answers in your life. Even if they don?t seem close, you will trust Him and praise Him anyway, for He is the true source of your strength and confidence.

Key Thought

God?s victory is complete and your salvation is fully accomplished in Christ. But, at times, you have to make an effort to draw on the reserves of joy and blessing within you. But all this is based on the established reality of God?s salvation.


Lord, I choose to focus on my absolute victory in Christ. I proclaim that You are great and greatly to be praised, and I choose the path of joy for my life.

Discipleship Steps

Just as in Zion of old, God is great among His people. He has made known His salvation to the nations. God wants that same confidence to sound from your life. This is the confidence you have that God?s salvation is sure, that He power remains constant, and His love for you is undiminished. Think how this will affect your attitude today. Let this joy be your confidence as you go out into your day.

Read: Isaiah 12

Below an inspiring song by Darrell Evans, “Trading my Sorrows” :

I’m trading my sorrow
I’m trading my shame
I’m laying it down for the joy of the Lord
I’m trading my sickness
I’m trading my pain
I’m laying it down for the joy of the Lord
And we say yes Lord yes Lord yes yes Lord
Yes Lord yes Lord yes yes Lord
Yes Lord yes Lord yes yes Lord Amen
I’m pressed but not crushed persecuted not abandoned
Struck down but not destroyed
I’m blessed beyond the curse for his promise will endure
And his joy’s gonna be my strength
Though the sorrow may last for the night
His joy comes with the morning


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