“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)
In Galatians 5:22, we see that “joy” is one of the fruits of the Spirit. We receive JOY from the Lord and this is something which the world (AND YOUR PROBLEMS AND CIRCUMSTANCES) cannot give and the world cannot take away! The strength which the Lord gives is indescribable and incomprehensible!
When we look at Daniel 1:15, we see that Daniel and his friends were ten times stronger and healthier than the others, though they followed a simple diet and refrained from all the delicacies of the King.
“The commandments of the Lord are radiant giving light to the eyes.” In Psalm 119:19 the Psalmist says, “Open thou my eyes that I may see the wonderful things which are in your Law.” In this dark and cruel world, only God’s Word can give us light. Psalm 119:105 tells us, “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
When we do not know which way to turn and what decisions to make, when we use the principles of the Word of God, we will be led correctly and we will experience His joy, peace and success!