Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Devotionals for the Heart: Life Lessons and A Reason to Rejoice

Rejoicing in the Lord Always

A devotional by Melissa Henderson

“Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say Rejoice.” ~Philippians 4:4 KJV

Rejoicing during difficult times can often be stressful. How can we rejoice when bills are overdue, our health is in jeopardy, the news is filled with scary information and we are not sure what will happen next?

God gives us a spirit of power and love and of sound mind. Anxiety and fear do not come from the Lord. So what do we do when troubled times enter our lives?

We pray. We talk with God, sharing our hopes and fears with Him. He already knows what we are thinking. He wants us to come to Him. He is waiting with open arms.

Recently, my husband and I moved from Virginia to South Carolina. We prayed and asked God to give us the wisdom, discernment and revelation as to what He wanted us to do about the move.

Yes, we had our times of uncertainty and fear. Yet, each time we paused and prayed, God gave us a feeling of calm and comfort.

Remembering to praise Him and to Rejoice in Him each and every day made our move easier. Even with road bumps along the way, we know God is with us and we will “Rejoice” again and again. He is in charge and He has a plan for our lives.

Have you thanked God for His blessings? Have you Rejoiced in His love and mercies today? Share time with God and you will be refreshed as you Rejoice.

Author Bio:
Melissa Henderson and her husband Alan live in South Carolina. Married for over 38 years, they have one son (Mike) who is married to daughter-in-love (Christine) and now are blessed by precious grandson (Rowan). 

Melissa was taught the love of reading and writing at an early age from her parents. She is now working on her first inspirational fiction novel. 

Her passions are volunteering, Bible Studies and reading and writing. 

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  1. Thank you for allowing me to guest post today, Alexis. I pray everyone enjoys a blessed day. :-)

  2. I love this! Especially "Remembering to praise Him and to Rejoice in Him each and every day..." It really does make life easier! Thank you for this post!

  3. Good thought to start off my morning 🙂

  4. Great perspective, Melissa! We are very glad the Lord led you to Mt Pleasant and enjoy having you as our neighbors!

    1. Thank you Jeanne! We are thankful for such wonderful friends as you and Rick.

  5. Loved this reminder to praise the Lord! Great post, Melissa. I'm reminded of the scripture that tells us that the Lord inhabits the praises of his people. Can you imagine that?

  6. Thank you for the inspiring beginning of our day! We do rejoice in knowing He is always with us....we are never alone! We praise Him!

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting. You are right, we are never alone. :-)


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