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Welcome to my personal weblog! I have many areas of interest as a Christian wife and home schooling mother of 6 girls: writing, poetry, website design, digital photography, a home business (sewing); however, this blog will focus more on the wonderful journey the Lord has brought our family through and what the Lord has shown me in His Holy Word.

I know that my devotionals don't often speak of specifics in our lives, but I want my readers to know that what I write comes most often from what the Lord is doing in our lives, or has done. I don't just repeat words by this preacher or that one. My devotionals are often written through a haze of tears, sometimes in grief, sometimes in peace at God's goodness for what He is doing for our good. At other times, after a flood of tears over my lack of faith in His great plan for us, especially after I've seen Heaven's gates open in another miraculous answer to prayer. What I write is what God shows me through those trials which He brings because of His great goodness as He works out His perfect plan. - Angela.

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The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

As I’ve gone through some very trying times on one issue the last 10 years, then very pronounced in the last couple weeks, and to which I really don’t see an end, God has been bringing some verses back to mind over and over:

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. ” 2 Corinthians12:9a

The context of the verse is the Apostle Paul going through a very difficult time (we are not told what it is), and he continues with:

“Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9b-10

I do well some days, but other days, I feel overwhelmed, yet I know the Lord is always there. If I keep my eyes on Him and the salvation He has given me, He WILL give me the strength.

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” 2 Corinthians 4:17

“Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:14-18

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” ¬†Hebrews 12:2

3 Responses to The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

  • Deborah says:

    Hi Angela, Just stopping by to say hello. I’m out visiting the blogs on the KJV Blog Directory.
    If you have time, I hope you’ll stop by my music blog, Songs Of Faith. I’m hoping to find some like minded writers to join me there.

  • momof6 says:

    How so awsome our God is !!!!! I am going through tremedous trials right now and God gave me the same verses in Corthians as you this very week. I know at times there seems no light but there truly is remeber Daniel in the lions den we think of it as a kids story but it is a adult story too . God bless will say some prayers for you.

  • Angela says:

    Thanks to both of you for leaving a comment. God never said it would always be good, but He is always working things out for our good.

    Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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