What gives you strength? What makes you feel strong, especially when you’re dealing with tough times?
Nehemiah, seeing and hearing the people of Israel weep and mourn as Ezra read the Law of Moses, proclaimed to them, This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength (Neh 8:10, NIV).
Listen to this devotional in Jesus Calling, for March 7th: LET ME HELP YOU through this day. The challenges you face are far too great for you to handle alone. You are keenly aware of your helplessness in the scheme of events you face. This awareness opens up a choice: to doggedly go it alone or to walk with Me in humble steps of dependence. Actually, this choice is continually before you, but difficulties highlight the decision-making process. So, consider it all joy whenever you are enveloped in various trials. These are gifts from Me, reminding you to rely on Me alone.
James 1:2-3 (AMP).