Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
The “joy of the Lord” (found in Neh 8:10) is a phrase we often hear but what does it really mean? Do you ever feel like your strength is running out? Do you wonder how you’re going to get through the day let alone the days ahead? When we feel sorrow, whether it’s because of our realisation of sin or because it’s due to difficult circumstances we’re facing, we often wonder where our strength will come from. But it’s vital that we know and understand that the joy of the Lord is our strength.
We cannot conjure up this joy within ourselves or by our own power. It has to come from one source only and that is the Lord. That sure is a relief! It’s not our human joy, but God’s!
As Christians we have access to boundless joy, joy that does not come from within ourselves or our circumstances. It also doesn’t depend on how strong or spiritual we are. This joy comes from God alone and the relationship we have with Him. Changing our lives and following God’s way will give us a far greater joy than we can ever gain on our own. When we study and know the truth within the pages of the Bible, we will grow deeper and deeper with the joy of the Lord and it WILL be our strength!
With love & blessings,