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2nd Fruit of the Spirit-The Joy of the Lord is My Strength? — 5 Comments

  1. The joy of the Lord is my strength. I would love to win this book. My Pastor said the one thing the enemy cannot steal from you is your joy. You can allow him to have it but he cannot steal it. Knowing one is saved and Jesus is with them puts joy in your heart.

  2. Wow, after reading Kara’ s post, I have to agree with her. “The feeling that all is right in the world, even if present circumstances would lead you to think otherwise.” God does let us go through trials in life so when we emerge we find we are stronger. We(at least I) find that we then measure the next obstacle by how it measures up to the previous one(s).
    Examples of where we have been: Cancer, death, and un-employment.
    When we measured the first two with the third, the third was no big deal!

  3. Kara,
    I think you nailed it. I think many Christians discount joy, but isn’t joy a proof that God is in control and always with us?

  4. Lyn,
    That song is not familiar to me and I admit I’m stumped. I’m not sure what the verse means.

    I think joy is maybe as similar to peace as to happiness. Maybe a combination of the two. The feeling that all is right in the world, even if present circumstances would lead you to think otherwise.

    So here’s a guess – the Lord knows what he’s doing, even though we mostly don’t. So his joy would make us doubly sure that everything is right in the world and give us strength to carry on.

    That didn’t come out quite right, but I’m not sure how to word it otherwise.

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