Rejoice in the Lord Always

The LORD is our strength and shield. Let us rejoice and trust in His hope. We have good reason to be joyful and to thank our LORD for His faithfulness and loving presence in our lives. He has paid for our sin debt and given us His righteousness. The LORD has given hope to those who accept His free gift of salvation. No matter what kind of challenges you are facing in your life at this present time, remember to put your trust and hope in the LORD. In the LORD God we have eternal life.

Pray without ceasing … be consistent in your prayer time. Pray and read your Bible daily. During trials and challenges you must spend time communicating with the LORD in prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit within you. Ask the LORD to help you to focus on Him and His perfect will for your life while on earth. For the LORD your God is willing to keep you safe and steadfast in His unfailing love and compassion. We have good reason to rejoice in the LORD always.

Scripture Verses:

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!” ~ Philippians 4:4

“And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; it shall rejoice in His salvation.” ~ Psalms 35:9

“The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.” ~ Proverbs 10:28

“Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.” ~ Romans 12:12

“This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” ~ Psalm 118:24

“I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, for You have considered my trouble; You have known my soul in adversities, and have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a wide place.” ~ Psalm 31:7-8

“Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.” ~ Isaiah 49:13

“Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing.” ~ Psalm 100:1-2

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” ~ Romans 5:1-2

“The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” ~ Zephaniah 3:17

“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.” ~ Psalm 5:11

All Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Moments of Meditation and Spiritual Readings; email: cburns@naavets.org