“The joy of the Lord is my strength” Nehemiah 8:10
The original Hebrew for “joy” is “chedvah,” meaning joy or gladness. “Strength” in the same verse is a Hebrew word meaning “a place or means of safety, protection refuge, or stronghold.” The joy of the Lord is a constant gladness that we can have despite our circumstances. We can have joy when we focus on and draw our strength from Him. As we start this new week, grab on to this verse and your JOY!