Grace morning on this terrific and triumphant Thursday.
You may have been through some trouble, but God is the One Who brings restoration.
God loves you that much. Whether you’ve done things that are your own fault, or whether it was the enemy who stole from you, God is still the Restorer!
Whatever the enemy has taken from you, God wants to restore it. God wants to make it better than before. That’s the kind of God he is. Each day you will have choices put before you. There will be times when you get hurt, wounded, or depressed. You can complain and remain in the same awful condition. Or you can praise God for a brand new day and be raised up.
One of the first things the enemy will try to steal from you is your joy. He wants you sad, sorrowful, and oppressed. Nehemiah 8:10 tells us, “The JOY of the Lord is your strength.” It is important for believers to have joy in their life! If you don’t have joy, you don’t have any strength.
Don’t stay in that valley of despair and depression. Don’t allow what people say to control you. You control your own destiny. You can tap into joy by trusting, obeying and believing in God’s unchanging WORD. When you’re constantly in His presence, you take on His characteristics.
“The earth’s rulers take their stand; the leaders scheme together against the Lord and against his anointed one. "Come!" they say. "We will tear off their ropes and throw off their chains!" The one who rules in heaven laughs; my Lord makes fun of them.”
Psalms 2:2-4 CEB
God wants you to smile, laugh and enjoy life, even when your back is against the wall.
Live, love, and laugh your way through this tranquil and trouble-less Thursday!