Take Joy in the Lord!

Here's a simple poem of encouragement  the Lord gave me to share with you this morning. It was inspired by a recent Bible Study in John 16. I was inspired by this verse, and convicted by how many times I refuse to take joy in the Lord. But I hope this poem helps us all remember, that He is our source of Joy, and no one can ever take that from us!

"And ye therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy NO man taketh from you." John 16:22

Take Joy in the Lord!

Take Joy in the Lord,
He knows your mistakes, 
He's the source of all truth, 
Live for His name's sake.

Trust Him in the trials, 
They won't last that long, 
Even in the mist of them all, 
His love is still your song. 

The pain you face, will not long last, 
He knows the future, present, and past. 
Give Him your heart, your hope, your love, 
Take joy in the Lord, your hope above.

Take joy in the Lord, 
Each moment, each day, 
For in the midst of confusion, 
He still knows the way. 

So whatever comes along
Let this be your song,
Cling to the Word,
Take Joy in the Lord!