Nehemiah 8:10b - The Joy of the Lord is your Strength.

Neh.8:10b; The Joy of the Lord is your Strength.

Neh 8:10b (NIV) Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your

The powerful exposition of the Word of God can bring deep
conviction of sin. But repentance must not degenerate into a self-centered
remorse but must issue into joy in God's forgiving goodness (cf. 2 Cor
2:5-11). [Expositors Bible Commentary]

The greenest grass is found wherever the most rain falls. So I
suppose it is the fog and mist of Ireland that makes it "the Emerald
Isle." And wherever you find the widespread fog of trouble and the mist
of sorrow, you always find emerald green hearts that are full of
the beautiful foliage of the comfort and love of God.
 Dear Christian, do not say, "Where are all the swallows? They
are all gone-they are dead." No, they are not dead. They have simply
skimmed across the deep, blue sea, flying to a faraway land; but they
will be back again soon.
 Child of God, do not say, "All the flowers are dead-the winter
has killed them, so they are gone." No! Although the winter has
covered them with a white coat of snow, they will push up their heads
again and will be alive very soon.
 O believer, do not say that the sun has burned out, just because
a cloud has hidden it. No, it is still there, planning a summer
for you; for when it shines again, it will have caused those clouds
to have dropped their April showers, each of them a mother to a
sweet mayflower.
 Above all, remember-when God hides His face from you, do not say
that He has forgotten you. He is simply waiting for a little while to
make you love Him more. And once He comes, you will rejoice with the
inexpressible "joy of the Logy" (Neh. 8:10). Waiting on Him exercises your
gift of grace and tests your faith. Therefore continue to wait in
hope, for although the promise may linger, it will never come too
late. Charles H. Spurgeon [Streams In The Desert By Cowman]