Friday April 22- Joy and Protection
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. For you bless the godly, O Lord; you surround them with your shield of love.
Remember, God is with us wherever we go. This gives us protection everywhere. But, what does joy have to do with protection? Everything. Our spirit is lifted up and we are safe deep down to our soul when joy becomes the atmosphere we travel in. Joy doesn’t just surround us, joy fills us up and flows through us. We are glad to be living life with God surrounding us. It is the Spirit of Jesus that flows into us and through us.
Even in the tough times of our lives, those crying out to God times, what we can expect is to be glad. What we can expect is to have a sense of peace where we know deep inside that we are safe and secure covered in his Spirit and joy is the air we breathe.
Traveling on Psalm 5 no matter what is happening around us, God’s blessings break through.
If joy is the constant atmosphere of your life, what difference could this make? The next time you are in a tough spot, say, “God, I am glad to be with you right now.”