Celebrate the joy of Advent this December with Lisa Robertson’s daily devotional. 

Strength in Joy

“Do not grieve … for the joy of the Lord is your strength” 

Nehemiah 8: I 0

Throughout the Bible, many of God’s people face impossible circumstances. Often they would proclaim God’s power and sovereignty in the midst of problems, and in praising God they would find their joy.

Nehemiah 8: 10 boldly proclaims “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” The strength is the result of knowing the unfailing love and faithfulness of Almighty God.

Joy grows in our lives as we allow the Holy Spirit to control our lives. Joy is not based on circumstances, but on the eternal reality of the presence and power of God.

Lord God, we are so thankful that your joy makes us strong. We ask that today we would know your presence is greater than our circumstance. Amen.

*This Advent devotional is part of a larger Advent book by Lisa Robertson. Check out the Advent channel on FamilyApp for more updated daily devotionals each day until Christmas. These daily readings add a wonderful dimension to your Christmas traditions. Be sure to share your favorite Advent ideas with loved ones on your favorite family app, or below in our comments. What are your favorite Advent traditions?

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