Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. Joyful are those who obey His laws and search for Him with all their hearts. -Psalms 119:1‭-‬2 NLT

When we obey the word of God and seek the Lord, we’ll have joy. To the natural mind, this seems foolish. How is obeying God’s word and seeking Him going to bring joy when problems, depression, and/or chaos are still present? It may not make sense to get joy this way, but that’s when we must trust the word.

It’s something supernatural that happens when we prioritize and obey God. It changes us, it changes our situation, and it changes our perspective.

If we find ourselves sad, depressed, or feeling low, we must ask ourselves how much word are we receiving and following? How diligently have we been searching the Lord? When we read about what God has done and talk to Him about His plans for our future, we’ll have joy. Don’t let the devil steal your joy. Get in that word to obtain and maintain joy.