Oh Father, I come to You today as I am so fed up being tormented by the enemy. I want to claim the joy that I know You have already provided. Yet, I am so miserable and depressed because I can no longer get a grasp on it.
I keep reading too much into simple situations and, in the process, stressing those I love. Help me Lord to believe in myself again and to know who I am in Christ. You, Jehovah are my refuge and my fortress. In You, I know I must place my trust!
2 Corinthians 1:24 – Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Allowing Others to Steal Your Joy
Lately I have allowed others to steal my joy over and over again, and it is so difficult to claim it. Every time I try, it seems to get more and more difficult.
I have become demotivated and despondent, dejected, lacking confidence, my spirit has dropped to an all-time low. Abba Father, I know that I am responsible for my happiness so help me to free myself from the negative energy I feel.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 – Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 – Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Declaration of Freedom
Grant me new insight, Lord and take me to a higher level in understanding what I am dealing with. I declare right now that I am a child of the Most High and Loving God and I will live a life free from resentment and full of contentment.
I have total control over my mind and I will be peaceful, regardless of what happens around me. At this very moment, I claim my joy, in the matchless name of Jesus Christ! SO BE IT…AMEN!
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.