Inspirational Living: 3 Keys for Living in the Joy of the Lord and Laughing Your Troubles Away!
Keeping the Joy of the Lord Flowing in Your Life!
And do you know that even in times of trouble,
joy does not have to leave you?
Yes, it is possible to be peaceful and cheerful…
in the midst of trouble. Why? Because Jesus said so!
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
— John 16:33
3 Keys for Keeping the Joy of the Lord Flowing in Your Life:
1. Do Not Let Trouble Shock You
Just because the storms of life blow through, doesn’t mean you have to lose your joy. It is often said that the key to success in life does not depend on the hand you’ve been dealt, but how you deal with what you’ve been dealt.
That means that how we choose to react to trouble is what will determine our success. Problems and tribulations are a part of life, but they don’t have to steal our joy.
2. Laugh at Trouble
Learn to laugh at your trouble and choose joy over worry and anxiety. We can trust God or worry. Either way we’ll still be confronted with trouble in life. Why go through it in misery if you can instead overcome it with joy?
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!” — Philippians 4:4
Christ has already overcome the world and in Him we have power and authority to overcome. Realizing and believing that is a key to not losing any precious joy. Choose to focus on the promise and not the problem.
3. Confess Promises to the Problem
Replace the moaning, groaning, whining, and complaining with rejoicing. Rejoicing about what? Rejoicing about the promises God has given us in His Word. Dig deep into every promise so you can and dwell in that secret place of the Most High.
God is for you so quit fretting about who is against you. On a daily basis, refill yourself with joy by getting into the Word and confronting troubles with promises.
For example, if sickness tries to attack your body, then confront it by confessing: ‘By His stripes I am healed.’ (1 Peter 2:24)
We were created to walk in the joy of the Lord, not to worry about every little thing. His joy can keep us living well. The healing power of joy works like medicine to our bodies.
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
— Proverbs 17:22
If you feel yourself growing weary, then confess: ‘I am steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord and knowing my work is not in vain.’ (1 Corinthians 15:58)
If you are facing financial troubles then confess the promise: ‘My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 4:19)
Bottom line: The Word of God is filled with promises that are bigger than any type of trouble that comes our way. We can live with joy because Jesus has overcome the world and in Him we are more than conquerors. Resist any negative thoughts of failure or defeat and continually refill yourself with joy.
May your life abundantly flow with the joy of the Lord and growing prosperity!
God bless you always,