When we face problems and trials, there is a God who is FOR US! We don’t have to fear and wonder if the Lord is going to leave us hanging, because he will never do that. God is going to restore JOY to his house and to God’s people. It will be an all-consuming joy that brings strength for battle, helping us to overcome every enemy and every obstacle!

There is a move of God coming. You can feel the expectancy rising, and in this move, one of the components of it is JOY. God so longs and desires to refresh his people.

When problems come against us, it seems like they try to wear us down, like sandpaper on wood. If we are not careful, we won’t be decreeing the things of God, but bemoaning the attacks of the enemy.

Here’s what you need to know…
Joy changes your outlook.
When joy fills your heart, you see things from a different angle. You instinctively sense that God is bringing good, even though all you may see at the moment looks bad. Joy tells you, “God is good,” “God is enough,” “God is breaking through for you!”

There’s a reason the Bible tells us that the Lord gives the “oil” of joy into our lives. Oil is sticky. It won’t come off very easily. SO the Lord wants to put a joy in your heart and in your spirit that won’t easily “wash off” when you face attacks and problems.

Plus, joy is our STRENGTH! When the Lord speaks about arming us with strength for the battle, what is he talking about? JOY!

My prayer is that you and me are READY for the infusing of joy the Lord is going to send. It’s not “if” God will move and restore…it’s “WHEN!”

This joy is coming!
Declare and decree it over your life today!


Larry Shankle

My heart is for the church that Jesus is building and returning for...the church that the gates of hell will not prevail against.
More than anything, the desire of my heart is to see the greatest revival of the Holy Spirit, salvations, spiritual awakening, and for the miraculous to come back to the church, preparing believers for the return of Jesus.

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