The Source of Joy

You will fill me with joy in your presence.

(Psalm 16:11 NIV)

God is truly our source of joy. Every time I run out of joy, I know exactly where to get it refilled again–by being in His presence. I slip away to a quiet place where I can be alone with Him, to talk and listen to Him. Each time I do this, I walk away with a renewed sense of joy and purpose. I don’t know what fills you with joy, but I’ve learned that only God can fill me with joy in a way that nothing and no one else can. The psalmist, too, discovered this when he wrote, “You will fill me with joy in your presence.” Not maybe, but will fill me. Linger in His presence long enough and you, too, will walk away knowing that He has filled you with joy. His joy is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

God’s presence fills us with joy.

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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