I would like to share today’s words of Jesus by Sarah Young:
REMENBER THAT JOY is not depending on your circumstances. Some of the world’s most miserable people are those whose circumstances seem the most enviable. People who reach the top of the ladder career-wise are often surprised to find emptiness awaiting them, The joy is a by-product of living in My Presence. Therefore you can experience it in palaces, in prisons…anywhere.
Do not judge a day as devoid of joy just because it contains difficulties. Instead, concentrate on staying in communication with Me. Many of the problems that clamor for your attention will resolve themselves. Other matters you must deal with, but I will help you with them. If you make problem-solving secondary to the goal of living close to Me, you can find joy even in your most difficult days.
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the
vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet
I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The
Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet lke the feet of a
deer, he enables me to go on the heights. ー Habakkuk 3:17-19
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy
in his dwelling place. ー 1 Chronicles 16:27
(From Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling”)