There Is So Much to Rejoice About!

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Rejoice in Me always. Let your gentleness be evident to all.

I am near.

Rejoicing in Me can protect you from the temptation to complain. When your circumstances are stressful, it is easy for you to become irritable. But I want you to demonstrate gentleness – not irritability. This is possible to the extent that you find Joy in Me.

Since I am the same yesterday, today, and forever, there is always much for you to rejoice about.

You can be joyful in the knowledge that I am near. When a man and a woman are deeply in love, they often bring out the best in each other. Just being near the beloved can soothe irritations and increase happiness.

I am the Lover who is always nearby – unseen yet tenderly present. I can soothe your frustrations and fill you with Joy as you tune in to My loving Presence. One way to do this is to thank Me for My continual Presence and My constant Love.

When circumstances are getting you down, turn your attention to Me and consider the great Love I have for you. Rejoice!

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. – Philippians 4:4-5

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. – Hebrews 13:8

Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord. – Psalm 107:43

Excerpted with Permission from Jesus Today by Sarah Young, © Thomas Nelson

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Your Turn

“Just being near the beloved can soothe irritations and increase happiness.” Isn’t that so true? Soaking in Jesus, our Beloved’s presence  can iron out our entire attitude and outlook and cause our hearts to rejoice! Pause for a moment and turn your attention to Him and spend the day choosing to rejoice! Join the conversation on our blog! We would love to hear from you about letting go of frustration and rejoicing instead! ~ Devotionals Daily

Sarah Young

Sarah Young's devotional writing is helping untold numbers of women and men in their quest for intimacy with Christ. Sarah has a degree in philosophy from Wellesley and holds graduate degrees in psychology/counseling from Tufts, Georgia State, and Covenant Seminary. Sarah and her husband have traveled widely, counseling and planting churches in Japan and Australia. They currently minister to Japanese people living in Perth, Australia.

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