Getting Our Joy Back

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

(Psalm 51:12 NLT)

Only someone who has known the joy of being God’s friend can understand David’s plea in Psalm 51:12. After his sin with Bathsheba, David’s soul was troubled and saddened. He confessed his sin and asked God to restore his joy, and God granted his request. Sin always steals our joy. However, when we confess and repent of our sins, God is willing to restore our joy and grant us a willing spirit to sustain us. We can have our joy back. All we have to do is ask for forgiveness and repent. Then we’ll experience the joy of being God’s friend again.

Sin can steal your joy, but it can’t destroy it.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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