“Joy is the serious business of heaven.” – C. S. Lewis
Ponder the Text: Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength! -Nehemiah 8:10b, NLT
Prompt for Thought: What is stealing your joy and how can you take it back?
Prayer for the Journey: God, please forgive us for the times when we traded our joy for something not worth it. Please help us to see that while there is a time for weeping, there is also a time for joy. When we focus on all that is wrong in life, please help us to focus on all that is good in life. God, please always remind us that you are the center of our joy. In Jesus’ name, Amen.