God Inspires Shouts of Joy

Wish I could say that I feel like shouting for joy tonight, after all, God Inspires Shouts of Joy.  (But, it’s been a long day).  Oddly enough, by the time you read this, it will be morning most likely, no matter where in the world you are.  For some of my readers, it’s already morning when this automatically posts.  For others these devotionals show up in your mailbox while you’re sleeping.  Kind of like the elves that make shoes…

“There was once a shoemaker, who worked very hard and was very honest: but still he could not earn enough to live upon; and at last all he had in the world was gone, save just leather enough to make one pair of shoes.  Then he cut his leather out, all ready to make up the next day, meaning to rise early in the morning to his work. His conscience was clear and his heart light amidst all his troubles; so he went peaceably to bed, left all his cares to Heaven, and soon fell asleep.”  Click here to read the full Grimm Brothers fairy tale.

Having done my work to the best of my ability, I would like to say I leave all my cares to God in heaven at the end of the day, but in truth, I often carry them with me from dawn until morning comes again and it’s the start of another day for me.  Every day, I know is another opportunity to praise God like He deserves.  From the rising of the sun to its setting: shouts of joy that God inspires are supposed to be my song of praise all day long!  What happens between my morning prayers from one day to the next?

I wonder sometimes why I lose my amazement at the God who inspires shouts of joy as my day plods along.  Is it because I can see sin and sorrow more than I can visualize God’s being with me in the midst of it?  Is it that I just don’t have enough faith?  Is it that I don’t trust God and find myself worrying instead?

One thing is for sure: It’s not that God has stopped being amazing.  No matter where you are in the world, no matter what time of day it is, every moment of every day God Inspires Shouts of Joy.  I only need to make that my song.

God inspires shouts of joy

Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on June 19, 2013

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