Bible Verse of the Day 7/13/12 "The preventers of joy"

Bible Verse of the Day 7/13/12 "The preventers of joy"

Kernersville : NC : USA | Jul 13, 2012 at 4:03 AM PDT
Views: Pending

Bible Verse of the Day

Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.

Psalm 86:4

Yesterday we began to look at the topic of joy in our lives and how it is the initial assault of the enemy to rob it from us. We talked about when joy is lost it often begins a spiral into self reliance and away from God.

Sometimes this joy is robbed in a swift move… the loss of a loved one, sudden health issues, etc.

But more often than not it is a an erosion of joy from many angles that slowly move us into our cocoons meant for protection that end up being a cage.

When things happen in our lives we take precautions to try to prevent them from happening again. Which at some level is ok but most of the time we swing this pendulum too far into an unhealthy place.

We let the things that happen to us lead us into other emotions than prevent joy. We move from hurt and sorrow to anger, fear, bitterness, apathy, resignation, hopelessness.

It is not possible for joy to coexist with these heart draining emotions.

And when we really peel it back, down to its deepest core we are putting our trust in something other than the Father.

This lack of trust leads to our trying to control, and control has never led to freedom. and freedom is where the joy is.

So dear friend join me today in asking the Holy Spirit to help us move closer to the Father and help us repeal these vows of self reliance (both the obvious and the subtle ones).

This is hard… but what is it your heart desires? Joy….

Have a blessed day,

Goodheart Ministries

Goodheart Womens Weekend September 6-9 Providence, NC for more info go to: Goodheart Womens Weekend

New Masculine Journey Radio presents a Dangerous Heart Bootcamp in Providence, NC November 15-18. for more info go to Dangerous Heart Bootcamp

Join us each Saturday 1:00 EST for the Masculine Journey Radio Show at or catch via podcast at

If you know someone who would like to receive the BVD or if you have prayer concerns that you would like confidential prayer for; please email us at

If you would like to order Sam's book "Strengthening Your Good Heart" in printed or electronic form or if you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Goodheart Ministries; please visit us at or at Goodheart Ministries on Facebook , or Goodheart on Twitter

Goodheart is based in Kernersville, North Carolina, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.