I Am Calling You To Live Joyfully
I AM CALLING YOU TO LIVE JOYFULLY IN THE midst of your struggles. You yearn for a freer, more independent way of life than you're currently experiencing. You pray fervently—and then wait hopefully for the changes you desire. When I don't answer your prayers according to your will, you sometimes get discouraged. It's easy for you to feel as if you're doing something wrong—as if you're missing out on what is best for you. When you think that way, you are forgetting a most important truth: that I am Sovereign. I am in control, and I am taking care of you.
I want you to accept your dependent way of living as a gift from Me. Moreover, I want you to receive this gift joyfully—with a glad and thankful heart. Actually, nothing will lift you out of the doldrums faster than thanking and praising Me. And nothing will help you enjoy My Presence more delightfully! Enter My gates with thanksgiving and My courts with praise.
The Sovereign LORD comes with power, and his arm rules for him. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.
Indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?”
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
~ Sarah Young ~