“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 ESV
I don’t often think of a joyful person as a strong person necessarily. Sometimes our world attached stoicism, lack of emotion, hardness of heart, bitterness, aloofness, etc to a strength of some sort. Wow, how I’ve missed it at times. It’s in the joy in God and all that it entails that really makes us strong. I have to keep that in mind daily….that if I’m not feeling the joy, I’m not tapping into a strength!