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 writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 30 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence-each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

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