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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

God...Our Portion of Joy

            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  The taste of pure joy is always fresh AND refreshing!  

            We hear the verses in Lamentations 3:22-24 frequently. But they NEVER grow old.  The truth of scripture is such a precious reminder that God’s love, mercy and goodness are constant.   Let these words refresh your heart today:   

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”

            The prophet, Jeremiah, wrote the book of Lamentations. Jerusalem had been destroyed by Babylon and her people killed, tortured or taken captive. Jeremiah knew from personal experience about God’s faithfulness.  My Life Application Study Bible tells us: “God had promised that punishment would follow disobedience and it did. But God also had promised future restoration and blessing, and Jeremiah knew that God would keep that promise.  Trusting in God’s faithfulness day by day makes us confident in his great promises for the future.”

            Genuine joy is evidenced in Jeremiah’s words as he proclaimed that the Lord’s great love that is endless and new every morning. Joy can be ours when we unwaveringly trust in God’s faithfulness.

           May we cling to the Lord as our personal “portion” of joy…each and every day!



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