Daily Devotional • Nehemiah 8:10

by Sarah Sherstad July 17, 2022 2 min read 2 Comments

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Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

- Nehemiah 8:10

Happiness is something that is often preached by the world. That in order to maintain happiness in every moment, we must simply focus on pleasing ourselves.

However, happiness is dependent on circumstances.

The joy of the Lord is not!

This is why the joy of the Lord is so powerful. It gives us strength even during tough circumstances. Just like the peace Jesus gives us is unlike the world’s version of peace, the joy of the Lord is unlike the world’s version of joy.

The joy of the Lord is something that cannot be fabricated. It is something that can only be birthed from a deep knowing and intimate relationship with Him.

When His goodness and love permeate your life so deeply, you can’t help but experience His joy all the time! By walking hand in hand with your Heavenly Father, there is no challenge that you cannot face and there is no hardship that you can’t overcome. There is a supernatural peace and sense of security in knowing Him so intimately, because you’ve experienced His love for you and His goodness.

Today, take time to seek out the Lord and come face to face with Him. Pursue Him with all your might, and His indescribable joy will overtake you, no matter the circumstances! Lift up praises to Him, sing His name and thank Him for His goodness!

Prayer: Lord, how great and wonderful is your joy that gives me strength even during difficult times. Help me to stay close to you and walk hand in hand with you. I choose your joy today.  

With Love,
Sarah Sherstad

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Anita Green
Anita Green

July 18, 2022

I woke up this morning with a heavy heart thinking about my best friend that I lost just a few months ago. And, this was my devotion today! I love how God knows what we need and when we need it! Thank you for your timely devotions each day and for listening and obeying the Holy Spirit. To be used of the Lord is a wonderful thing!

Bridgette Singleton
Bridgette Singleton

July 17, 2022


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