“Joy” has been a buzzword for me for a while now, since August 2007 when I found myself in tears over the realization that I have purposely denied myself joy. That experience was part of the inspiration for this blog. So when I saw on my Starbucks app the opportunity to receive “a little weekly joy” (plus messages about holiday offers, of course), I had to sign up for the texts. We’ll see if they actually pan out – I might even share some on Facebook if that’s the case.
Still lots of joy verses, but not much to say about these today. I’m just going to leave you with Psalm 21, where David is clearly rejoicing:
O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices,
and in your salvation how greatly he exults!
You have given him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips.
For you meet him with rich blessings;
you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
He asked life of you; you gave it to him,
length of days forever and ever.
His glory is great through your salvation;
splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
For you make him most blessed forever;
you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the Lord,
and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.
Your hand will find out all your enemies;
your right hand will find out those who hate you.
You will make them as a blazing oven
when you appear.
The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath,
and fire will consume them.
You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
and their offspring from among the children of man.
Though they plan evil against you,
though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.
For you will put them to flight;
you will aim at their faces with your bows.
Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength!
We will sing and praise your power.