Have you ever been around someone who zaps your energy ? Perhaps you were happy before you encountered them and afterwards you felt so burdened ? I once visited someone to witness to her and it was quite a journey I remember vividly . I was listening to music , reading and to say the least , I was in a good mood . Upon arrival to her place , I was met with so so many concerns and what she had to do and all the things that were happening in my life and I must say it was a struggle to sustain my happy mood . It quickly changed to concern , fear and even worry as I sought to make solutions for her problems .
“The LORD your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”
Zephaniah 3:17 AMP
The Lord God in our midst is Jesus Christ who became flesh and dwelt among us . His presence with brings joy because he rests in His love . I believe that is why He is our Saviour . He saves us from even our deepest darkest emotional turmoils . In the presence of God , that is where joy is . You may feel down and out but where the presence is , that is where peace , love and rest and joy is .
“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.”
Psalms 16:11 AMP
I remember I had a friend who lost a loved one and it was very difficult for me to console her . Many people try to share in your griefs but many times they may not understand because they have not even gone through a similar situation . I consoled her with the Word of God and His promises , not with any beautifully worded cliché statements . She experienced healing when she relied on the presence of God which brings joy.
God is in your midst , he has never left you or forsaken you . He will be there when you need him most !
Be blessed !