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by Kathleen Angell 
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Today was going a bit on the slow side personally. Didn't feel quite up to par.

Gordy was home sick and I was a bit not well.

It was a time getting the kids off to school with me doing it for the first time.

Gordy home sick, and not up to taking the kids this morning and we ended up a bit late.

As I sat thinking on things, I realized how much I just wanted to praise the Lord.

I could feel His joy, and knew there were endless things to praise Him for.

There was such an underlying presence of His Joy rippling along.

I could feel Him in the same way today, and write the same praises I wrote years ago, with the same sense of dear praises for the Lord, as He has not changed and is all worthy and wonderful to praise.

I had a odd week. I'd gotten together with friends and it seemed like the things I said came out so wrong and were taken wrong. I could feel that through the week and felt so badly over it.
It had been on my mind.

But last night I had the Presence of Joy so strong in my dream, and I was with the person I was concerned I had offended in the dream.

I'd tried to get hold of them earlier in the week, but one of those things, couldn't seem to touch base. But there was in this dream last night such a strong sense and presence of Joy, I woke up sensing such a Joy.

I'd forgotten the dream in the busyness of the morning.

But now I remembered my dream that had such Joy shine out in it, I knew it had to be from the Lord. the sight of that Joy stayed with me from the dream, shining into the situation.

I thought on that dream now, and realized the Lord was healing a situation and His presence was so present. I knew that I knew as I felt His joy that it was from Him even more so than I knew it when I woke up,
and I knew it then. So bright the Joy shining. His Joy.

When I woke up, every tear was washed away. I knew it was okay, the sense of Joy was so great. I could lean on the Lord in this.

I knew His Joy was shining into this situation and lives. I praise the Lord and thank Him so!

I wrote this once before long ago when the Lord showed me He was my Sunny Day. It is the same today, years later as when He spoke that to me then.

Joy wells up in me. It is not a day of gloom, but of Jesus presence, His Joy, His righteousness, His care.

I haven't done anything to deserve such Joy. It is His. But it wells up in me from Him and makes my day full of His Presence and Son shine all over me.
I thank the Lord so.

Nothing in my day has made it that way. Yesterday was a day of turmoil. But Jesus has made it that way. He is my Sunny day.
He is the Sunshine in my life pouring out in me. He is the reason for every praise. I love Him so, not because of anything with me, but because He so loves.

I have an assurance and we all have an assurance, as we look to our Lord, that He will always be with us in everything.

I know He is with me. I see His presence as clearly as the Sun that shines. I didn't see Him as clearly as I do today, yesterday, as it was a bit overcast with emotions and
situations, but He is there alll along.

He never leaves us or forsakes us. He never leaves. He was there all along. And He knew my trouble and He helped me in
the night with His presence. What I couldn't do, He can.

And today is filled with the Presence of His Joy. And I know He is taking care of everything. Beyond what I see, I know He is taking care of things.
He is so worthy of all praises everyday. I love and thank Him so!

If we are down, or have something wrong, we can be assured, the Lord is our answer and He does so care for each one of us. I ask Him for help, and His help came.

He will come to help us. If we need forgiveness, He is forgiveness. If we need to forgive, He is that forgiveness. If we need Joy, or Love for Patience, He is all that we need.

If we need anything, He is all our need.

We may not feel Him right away, maybe the clouds of emotions or circumstance or something is in the way, but He is there regardless and working out things
on our behalf as we look to Him. He will never leave us or forsake us and His promises to us are dear and true.

Just wanted to share my Joy and day with all of you.

God bless!

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Olawale Ogunsola 14 Feb 2012
What you shared here is the right and timely thing because it has been a balm on my wounded heart today. Man is born to have ups and downs but the Lord is faithful.He never leaves us.


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