Source Of Joy


What is the source of your joy?

The Psalmist was in a difficult situation where he needed rescuing. He declared that God was his “only safe haven.”  He said, “I will go to the altar of God, to God — the source of all my joy” (Psalm 43:4a NLT). Most of us get in trouble whenever we make the source of joy anything other than God.  We are looking for the next thing that will make us happy: the new job, the new husband, the new baby, the new house… Whenever you begin to look to someone or something to fill your heart other than God you will be disappointed which can lead to discouragement and depression.

Samuel Gordon says it well, “Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its spring deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy.”

Jesus is the well-spring of joy that is always flowing. His fountain of joy never stops flowing from Himself, as the eternal source of joy


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