Today, Lord, help me to choose joy. When situations pop up and my joy threatens to evaporate, help me to redirect my thoughts to You and hold on to my joy instead of letting it go. God, Your joy is my strength, and I need it today. Thank You for filling me with Your joy—May I have a holy surplus of joy that splashes onto those around me. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son Jesus Christ who, once lived, died on cross for us, and rose again because he loved us as well. So we sure ought to thank and praise the Lord as well as Jesus Christ.