God bless you and good morning, David a man of valor sought God for everything. Many times reading the psalms you could hear the hurt, pain, torment and disarray he expressed concerning his adversaries. But the same is true that as David began to lift his thoughts and voice to God that the joy of his salvation would return, because he pressed his way to think about God and good, rather than park his mind at the situations he dealt with.
I remember a guy that would come to Magic touch , which was one of the former beauty salons I owned in Jax., fl. telling me don’t let the joy killers, joy stealers, haters and naysayers have their way in your life. He said people are programmed for jealousy and envy by this dark world and genealogical make up , meaning the flesh. Until they really get a touch or get knocked down by God they think like THEY want because pride has deception whispering in their ear. He said, Kim Joy belongs to you! God gave it to each us. So when the enemy comes in give him or her something to really think about.
I saw through that conversation one man or woman could make or break a person with the darkness in them. Wow! But because of Jesus giving access to joy it would be up to me whether I would allow anyone to steal from me again. So this is how Joy becomes your closes friend. Joy will work when you begin to work with joy. Stir up and encourage your self with words that affirm who you are not the enemies opinion. Stir up the gift of joy by celebrating you, then you will see Joy demonstrate its truth. Joy will show you that it really is your salvation and strength because you will have forgotten and forgiven the hurt, pain, haters, naysayers, and dis-appointments. It’s all a matter of choice concerning who and what you want to pay attentions to.
The child that loves God rejoices as the scripture says in what is to come not in what he or she’s sees neither is it in what we feel for feelings are like the wind changing. Therefore the feelings received through misunderstanding can change because of our awareness concerning our feeling nature and the Joy we accept from Christ.
The scripture says the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Habakkuk 3:17-18 | NIV
Amen in Jesus name!