“Faith & Joy” Pt 12

“Joy Helper”

Neh 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

2 Cor 1:24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with ou for you joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.

KJV “Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.”

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP SOMEBODY, YOU HELP THEIR FAITH!

Rom 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Ps 30:2 O Lord my God, I cried to thee for help, and thou didst heal me. 3 O Lord, Thou has brought up my soul from Sheol; Thou has kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing praises to the Lord, you His godly ones, and give thanks to His holy name. 5 For his anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning in to dancing; Thou hast loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness; 12 That my soul may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent. O Lord my god, I will give thanks to Thee forever.

IF I CARE ABOUT PEOPLE I WANT TO HELP THEIR JOY…

Matt 14:27 Jesus said, be of good cheer… “It’s me”..

THERE IS A WORD IN SEASON TO THE ONE WHO IS WEARY…

DON’T BE A DISCOURAGER… BE AN ENCOURAGER

TO CHEER UP MEANS… TO BRIGHTEN UP! TO HAVE COURAGE!

Phil 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is (The end) gain. 22 But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me, and I do not know which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; 24 Yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 and convinced of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,

26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ