Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning

Joyful woman

All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.—PSALM 22:26 NLT

How grand God is! He knows how dependent we are on Him for the everyday joy we need to carry on. And every day, He provides us with beauty all around to cheer and help us.

It may come through the beauty of flowers or the bright blue sky—or maybe the white snow covering the trees of a glorious winter wonderland. It may be through the smile of a child or the grateful face of the one we care for. Each and every day, the Lord has a special gift to remind us of whose we are and to generate the joy we need to succeed.

In our own pain and frustration, there are times when our eyes don’t see the beauty God sends. But if we’ll ask, He’ll show us. God is faithful to build us up with everything we need to serve Him with joy. What an awesome God we serve!

Today's Prayer:

Lord God, I thank You for Your joy; I thank You for providing it every day to sustain me. I will be joyful in You.

Adapted from Strength & Grace: Daily Devotions for Caregivers, a new publication from Guideposts