It is time to put on joy as we go through things that test us.
Webster’s definition of annoy:
1 to disturb or irritate, especially by repeated acts.
2 to harass, especially by quick brief attacks.
Things can come at you to disturb you, irritate you repeatedly, and harass you. They happen so fast that they can throw you off guard or for a loop.
The word of God says when trying, things happen to count it all joy.
Webster’s definition of joy: 3 a source or cause of delight.
We, as believers, know the source of delight comes from spending time in the word of God. Joy is eternal and spiritual. In order to receive joy like Webster’s meaning, we must hook up with the source to get the supply.
What does the word of God say about going through trying times or attacks?
James 1:2 New Living Translation: 2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
I am already receiving joy just by reading this. Hallelujah!
Nehemiah 8:10 says the joy of the Lord is our strength.
Glory to God! That is something to rejoice and be glad about.
If we hook up to the source of joy, which is spending time with God and in His word, we can have joy when things around us are chaotic.
When things seem to annoy, count it all joy!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being the source of my joy. You are Jehovah Nissi, my victory. You are Jehovah Shalom, my peace. You are Jehovah Jireh, my provider. God, you are Jehovah Rapha, my healer. God, thank you for being Jehovah Shammah ever present/always there. When I think of your many attributes, it gives me joy that no matter what I go through, you are everything I need, the great I am. I praise in Jesus’ name! Amen.