Tears of Joy not sorrow

Verse of the Day

Tears of joy will stream down their faces, and I will lead them home with great care. They will walk beside quiet streams and on smooth paths where they will not stumble. [NLT] Jeremiah 31:9

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In this bible verse God assures his people that He will AGAIN restore His children to their place of rest. Even though you may be going through difficulties that at times have been so humiliating; brought low to the point where the times in your life when you experienced joy has become a distant memory, God is reminding YOU that YOU will be joyful again, and this time around the tears you’ve shed over those trials will be exchanged instead with tears of joy. How about that! So even though you may have woken up this morning, feeling so underwhelmed to the point that you don’t want to be seen, because of certain situations that is making a mockery of you, the Lord is reminding you this morning that you will hold your head high again, because He will lead you to your place of promotion, where you no longer have to feel humiliation again. Take heart, Jesus cares, and for you He cares an awful lot. You will smile again, and because God said so, He will do exactly what He said! You will experience joy again. You better believe that! #Verseoftheday #Bible #Devotional #TearsofJoy #Jesus

Devotional 21.03.2014

Verse of the Day

Yet their Redeemer is strong; the LORD Almighty is his name. He will vigorously defend their cause so that he may bring rest to their land [NIV] Jeremiah 50:34

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“There is HOPE for your future (Jer. 31:17)” because The Lord Almighty who is your redeemer will see to it that it is so. He will not only work it out so vigorously, but He will see to it that it is a future that will make you an example to your generation. You’re probably looking at your current situation, the struggles, the disappointments; the failed attempts to kick start your dreams, the missed opportunities, the years, years of frustrations and may be wondering is it possible, and who is this God that He would want to bless me by turning my disillusioned state around? The Lord Almighty is His name. It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens. When he speaks in the thunder, the heavens are filled with water. He causes the clouds to rise over the earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses. ((Jer. 51:15-17). He is the maker of all things and He loves you much more than you would ever realise. HE will carry out His purpose in your life (Jer. 51:12e), and it will be a good one. #Jeremiahchallenge

Devotional 20.03.2014

Verse of the Day

there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the LORD. They will sing, ‘Give thanks to the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, for the LORD is good. His faithful love endures forever!’ For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says the LORD. [NLT] Jeremiah 33:10-11

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He is forever and ever faithful. Don’t ever forget that. In spite of what may be disturbing your peace or whenever you remember disquietens you will not be a permanent occurrence. The Love of Christ will prevail through that situation and you will rejoice again. It’s impossible for God to forget you, or stop loving you; it’s not in His nature. Trust Him. TRUST HIM. He is the Lord God of all mankind. Nothing is ever too hard for Him to do. The time when many will gather to rejoice with you is much closer than you think. You will shine again. #Jeremiahchallenge

Devotional 19.03.2014

Verse of the Day

This is what the LORD says: Stop your crying, and wipe away your tears. You will be rewarded for your work, declares the LORD. [GWT] Jeremiah 31:6

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I don’t know if there is anyone who feels like they’ve been stuck on the merry go round of life for ages, stuck in a runt with no progress to show for all their years of hard work. Has it gotten to the stage where your lack of progress is keeping you awake at night, wondering what next Lord, asking question such as why is this happening to me? Will all my effort continue to be in vain? The Lord is saying to YOU, stop all those senseless worry, stop crying and wipe away your tears. “There is HOPE for your future (Jer. 31:17)”. You’re probably tired, and quite possibly reached the point where you’re tired of being sick and tired. The Lord our God, creator of the entire Heavens and the earth, says He will refresh you (vs 25) and reward all of your hard work. Your hard-work will no longer be in vain, you will be rewarded; your work in His kingdom will never go un-notice. #JeremiahChallenge

Devotional 18.03.2014

Verse of the Day

Tears of joy will stream down their faces, and I will lead them home with great care. They will walk beside quiet streams and on smooth paths where they will not stumble. [NLT] Jeremiah 31:9
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You need not have to worry how God is going to do all the things you’re waiting on Him to do. How He’s going to help you fulfil that long held vision. How He’s going to connect you to the people who will help you to make your dreams a reality. He says He will handle it all, and with great care too. And when He’s done, you will not be able to contain your joy, and you will find peace at last. The Lord #Jesus is with you. You’re not alone.

Devotional 17.03.2014

Verse of the Day

People keep asking me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come.” [GWT] Jeremiah 17:15

You may have started the year holding unto what God’s WORD says concerning what He’s going to do in your life this year. Quite possibly you may have expected it all to happen within the first few months, and we’re already half way through the third month of the year. You’ve probably started to accept that maybe this year might just be like all the other years when nothing in your life changed, the Lord is still saying to you: “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit. [Jeremiah 17:7-9].

For the reason that you hope and have confidence in Jesus alone, He will come through for you and make your life fruitful. Your expectations from Him will never be cut short. He will deliver what He has promised, and you can bet your life on Him doing so.

Devotional 14.03.2014

Verse of the Day

Lord, there is no one like you! [NLT] Jeremiah 10:6a

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Lord, there is no one like you!
For you are great, and your name is full of power.
Who would not fear you, O King of nations?
That title belongs to you alone!
Among all the wise people of the earth
and in all the kingdoms of the world,
there is no one like you.
People who worship idols are stupid and foolish.
The things they worship are made of wood!
They bring beaten sheets of silver from Tarshish
and gold from Uphaz,
and they give these materials to skillful craftsmen
who make their idols.
Then they dress these gods in royal blue and purple robes
made by expert tailors.
But the Lord is the only true God.
He is the living God and the everlasting King!
[NLT] Jeremiah 10:6-10
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Only You – #Jehovah creator of the heavens and the earth – are GOD!