(Neh 8:10 NKJV) Then he said to them, "Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our LORD. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
The joy of the Lord is your strength!
Have you lost your joy? Does it feel like you’re living under a huge cloud of condemnation and regret?
If this is you, know that this is not of God! Condemnation, guilt and regret are not of God. They are of the enemy.
God convicts us of sin in our lives, but He does not condemn us. Most times, if we’re feeling condemned, it’s because someone has spoken words of condemnation to us.
Maybe it was a family member. Maybe it was a co-worker. Maybe it was a church member or even a church leader. But no matter who it was, it was not God, our creator and redeemer.
If you’re feeling condemned because someone said something to you that has caused you to feel that way, maybe it’s time to get away from those people. If that’s not possible, maybe it’s time to start brushing off what they say to us and hearing what God has to say.
His joy is our strength. So if we’ve lost our joy, let’s get it back in the name of Jesus!
Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie
Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808
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