Points to note
- At the point of total exhaustion, resolve to never give up
- Your joy is not dependent on the problems you go through but God Who deeply loves you
- during tough times, the core of your joy will be derived from the relationship you have with God
- regardless of the situation, you can be joyful.
When you get to a point of total exhaustion, it’s hard to keep going. This can be so tough but you must resolve now to never give up. Don’t give up on the patience meter. Don’t go dry on the love and laughter well. Don’t ever stop teaching them the values that are important to you, important to God.
People will fail you. Circumstances will be hard, and plans will change. But your joy is not dependent on what you go through; it is determined by who loves you! God loves you deeply and He expresses that love by giving you His joy.
During tough times, the core of your joy, if you have joy at all, is going to be in your relationship with God.
The joy OF THE LORD is your strength.” So, our joy is knowing that no matter what comes our way whether it’s personal hardship for us or our family -or maybe just the routine ups and downs and good times and bad times and plenty of strength times and exhaustion times, through it all, we have a relationship with a God whose strength is overwhelming and limitless. Because of that, we have joy. So let that joy be your strength today!
“… The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10
“These things I have spoken to you that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full” (John 15:10-11).