The Joy that God Has Given You

God has given you an unspeakable great joy! One of the greatest things you can wear is your smile, your enthusiasm and your overall good attitude.

This great joy that you have, the world didn’t give it to you and the world can’t take it away. I’m not talking about a here today gone tomorrow happiness. I’m not talking about a joy that’s based on your feelings and emotions. No, I’m talking about something that’s deeper. Something that supersedes emotions and circumstances.

The scripture says that the joy of the Lord is your strength. This joy that God has given you, is a joy that can surface even in the darkest of days. It gives you strength in your weak hour. It’s a feeling of hope and expectation even in the the worst situations.

That’s not to say that there won’t be times when you’re sad. It’s not to say that you’ll always be happy. No, this is to say that no matter what happens, you can rejoice because everything works out for your good. You can go forth in life with an expectation that great things are in store for you!

Now, along with everything in life, it starts with a choice. You have to choose to be joyful. You have to choose to wear your smile and spread your positive attitude.

The choice is yours. You can live in doom and gloom. You can either say, “woe it’s me” or you can say, “woe, look at me. I’m blessed. I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a hope for the future and great things are in store for me!”

The joy that God has for you has a lasting effect. It can take you through the wilderness and through the valley. It will sustain you through the bad times and the good times. Know that the joy of the Lord is your strength and walk in it. It just might make all the difference as you charge forth on your journey of life!

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Author: Jarrod Clark (790 Articles)

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Jarrod Clark, author and founder of and my goal for this blog is to provide inspirational messages for maintaining an optimistic outlook on life. To find out more about me, check out the About Jarrod tab at the top of the page and if you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! Thanks!

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