Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10, NKJV)
""You're not good enough." They're not going to understand what you're saying." "You'll be the joke of the country." Those are the feelings that my friend, Vonda Easley has dealt with over the years. Like her, I struggle with the same thing. There's a name for it. It's called insecurity. This verse reminds us that no matter what we may face in life, the joy of the Lord is our strength. When the tapes in our brain won't stop running, we need to hold to this verse for dear life. Satan may be throwing all sorts of darts your way today, but remember, He can't steal your joy. That joy is found from the Lord, and what He gives noone can take away. Today, what is it you're facing? What do you feel you're not good enough for? Let me encourage you ladies, Satan is a liar. Take your joy back!
Father, I pray for each reader. Lord, I ask You to feel her heart and mind with Your joy. Remind her that what Satan says are lies. Show her Your truth. Show her she is good enough. Show her she is smart enough. In Jesus Name, Amen.