I love You, O Lord, my strength.  The Lord is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer.  – Ps 18:2

Reflection.  In Nehemiah 8:10 we read, “Do not be saddened, for rejoicing in the Lord is your strength.”  This means that we are supposed to rejoice in the Lord’s willingness to be our strength.  To get the full benefit of God’s participation in your life, you have to enjoy it.

Prayer.  I will be joyful, Lord, even in times of trial and darkness.  I sense Your joyful Presence deep within me.  You are my untrembling center.