Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. -Philippians 4:4
Are you disappointed in our government? Rejoice in THE LORD. Have your parents, friends, children, or coworkers let you down? Rejoice in THE LORD. Are you at your wits end with your husband or wife? Rejoice in THE LORD. Has your pastor or your church let you down? Rejoice in the LORD.
In Psalm 62:2 King David exhorts us “He (THE LORD) is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress. I will never be shaken.”
In Proverbs 29:25 his son, Solomon says “The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe."
Psalm 118:8 encourages us with these words “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.”
Isaiah 26:4 declares “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”
Psalm 56:4 reminds us “In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?” Remember those words? “In God we trust.” I have searched the Scriptures and haven’t found a single verse that says “in the president I trust” – “in my husband I trust” – “in my wife I trust” – “in my employer I trust” – “in my friends I trust” – Or even “in my pastor I trust.” No, all of our confidence is in the one who will never be shaken. It is in Him that we trust. It is in Him that we have confidence. And it is in Him that we REJOICE.
Rejoice in the Lord… ALWAYS. No matter what things look like, no matter what circumstances you find yourself in… REJOICE IN THE LORD. My fellow Christians, we do not need to go about hanging our head and clicking our tongues with worry and woe. We are not of this world. We belong to another Kingdom. Yes, we should speak out against unrighteousness. Yes, we pray that those who lie and cheat and steal – those who’s father is the devil – we pray that their deception will be exposed. We should, without a doubt – and whoever they are – pray for our leaders. We need to do battle – on our knees – for we battle not against flesh and blood. But don’t let the enemy steal your joy.
REJOICE IN THE LORD… A-L-W-A-Y-S! And again I say REJOICE!