…the Joy of the LORD is Your Strength. ~~Nehemiah 8:10
“…the joy of the Lord is your strength…”
These lovely ornaments, captured in the early morning sunlight are a delight to the eye–but oh, so fragile! Made of paper-thin glass, it takes very little for them to break. In fact, the gold heart actually is broken–you may just be able to detect it in the top left corner……but in their fragile delicateness, they illustrate the point of this passage!
Even when we adamantly insist that it isn’t so–we human beings are fragile creatures!
We get tired; discouraged; sometimes our bodies become sick; or our hearts are bruised and broken……
God understands that about us! He understands everything about us!
But He invites us to draw near to Him, and when we do, He is the source–for strength–for hope–for healing–for peace, for purpose–for joy!
What a wonderful God He is!
Here are some passages if you’d like to study further: James 4:8; Psalm 19:14; Psalm 31:24; Psalm 31:4; Micah 6:8; Psalm 51:10-12