“Tell My people that I am with you. I am holding your hands. Don’t see Me as far off in a distant land. See Me as standing right in front of you holding your hands. Walk with a keen awareness that I am with you, so close to you that I am holding your hands. Because I am with you, everything is alright. No matter how you feel, no matter how things look, no matter how things sound, and no matter what the devil is saying, I am making everything alright in your life. Receive My joy in your heart. My joy is a quietness and an assurance that no matter what you face everything will be alright. Joy is a rest in your soul no matter the outward circumstances. The world is searching for this kind of joy, but they can’t find it apart from Me. Tell them about My joy as you walk in it daily yourself. Let My joy brighten your countenance and calm your emotions. Let your brothers and sisters in Christ know that in Me everything is alright. Says the Lord.”
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:11
Prayer: Lord, I receive this in my innermost being. Thank you for holding my hands and for helping me to understand what true joy is. No matter what I face, no matter how it sounds, and no matter how I feel, I know deep in my heart that it’s already alright because you are with me. Calm my emotions and brighten my countenance with your quiet assurance in my heart. Thank you Lord for your joy! In Jesus’ name, Amen.