"'Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!'” Nehemiah 8:10 NLT
When you are going through times that are not exactly pleasant, times that make you wonder how in the world you can make it through another day--remember this verse.
You may think that you have to be the strong one. That you have to be the one to make this situation better. That you have to do it all your self and quite honestly, you know you can't. Guess what? You are right! You can not do you it--but God can. You are not strong enough--but God through you is.
You may be thinking, "But you don't understand. You don't even know where I am coming from or what situation I am in." And you are correct. I don't know--But God does. Your Heavenly Father knows and has given you a way--His joy in you! His joy in and through you is all you need.
Do you remember hearing the old saying, "A house divided will not stand?" The same can apply here with your relationship with your Heavenly Father. If you are one with Him--if you are in Him and He is in you--you are the strongest that you could ever be. But if you leave Him out, if you are at odds with Him, if your Heavenly relationship is unbalanced--you will falter.
Joy(n.) To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult. If you allow the Heavenly joy that comes from your God above--to fill your day, you will be strong enough.