GETTING YOUR JOY BACK

Get Your Joy back!



GETTING YOUR JOY BACK!

If you listen closely to the prophets in the Bible they often forewarn the people about things that are going to happen as well as proclaim God’s Word. The word prophet in Hebrew means; spokesperson. God’s people were quite deep into sin, disobedience, civic confusion and rebellion. Isaiah reminds us that our actions have consequences!

More often than not the people did not want to hear what God had to say. Right now in this 21st century things really are Not TOO much different from what was going on then!

Whenever I read Isaiah, I can feel the anguish and heart wrenching despair that intensively emits forth from his soul as the Prophet Isaiah speaks forth an oracle! Isaiah had a difficult mission. Quite often when you speak Truth you can expect to be labeled as “negative” or the bearer of “bad news.” Along with a lot of other flavorful words that I do not subscribe to. Isaiah was a visionary! He had the arduous task of speaking to a group of despondent people. Isaiah passionately shares of the purity of God, how powerful and loving God is and that God is a Holy God! Isaiah exalts God! He vehemently proclaims to the community at large the pitfalls of evil. Yet in return he is called everything but a child of God. He told them that the land was becoming a wasteland! He pleaded with them to turn Back to GOD!


Isaiah did not have some morbid desire to make anyone unhappy. He did not try to tell them anything just for the sake of making them feel bad! He was not a lunatic, neurotic, uncaring, unloving, self centered, narcissistic, nor mentally challenged in any way! It was because he was obedient to the call God had placed on his life. Although hurtful at times he did it to bring about good. To promote change and encourage the people to move towards God’s Way of life.


Today our country is in a recession! Our government is knee deep in debt. Always on alert for terrorists both foreign and domestic, the privacy of many invaded, properties values have fallen drastically, homes have been lost, corporations have closed, careers lost, unemployment rates at an all time high, stock devalued, pensions lost, divorce at an all time high, families being pulled and torn apart, murder, crime you name it. I will not even begin to talk about the manipulation and underhanded, orchestrated schemes to undermine people's integrity and misconstrue their character! The moral decline is unspeakable as well. Everybody knows it and no one wants to say it! GOD IS SPEAKING! You can only ignore Him as The Creator for so long! Lord Help us! Pandemonium and mayhem have really set in! But wait there is Hope! And yes there is Joy! “Those that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles….” Isaiah 40


This is Prime time for the Word of God to be shouted from the roof tops. It was never meant to be confined to a brick and mortar building anyway. Please don’t misinterpret what I am saying. There are some beautiful fabulous cathedrals, temples, worships centers and meeting places for the Church! I Love to worship the Lord privately, at home, in a group as well as attend worship together with many believers! But God never intended for our many places of worship to be full of people who are unhappy, hopeless and full of despair. He never intended for us to just go to church and go right back to another way of life! Nor did He want us to live legalistically unhappy! He intended for His Church to be an international universal family! Jesus came to fulfill the law. He sacrificed His life so we could be Free. FREE to WORSHIP HIM!In Spirit and in TRUTH! ” To Praise Him through whatever trials, tests, obstacles or land mines the enemy tries to put in your path.


At some time we all are going to experience anxiety, conflict, grief or turmoil at some point in our lifetime. As followers of Jesus Christ we are going to have tribulations while in this world. Knowing this in advance will help you to prepare ahead. To acquire some preventative coping skills so you can be better prepared as you go through and not become stagnated and stay in. God has promised to be with us always!


Once the enemy knows and realizes that you “GET IT” that you are aware of his many entrapments, he will do all he can to harness and undermine your good intentions! He will use those who are weak but close to you, to try and pull you down! Remember he loves darkness. Therefore he slips around behind you in the dark lurking to undermine your sincere efforts to shed LIGHT to a world that is ignorant of his many devices. But get this; he can not do anymore than the Lord allows! HALLELUJAH!!! So if you are going through; You have to TRUST GOD! The enemy is not fair and he may try to take everything that you have, no matter how hard you have honestly worked for it... But TRUST GOD! He may try to take your health or take the health of your love one(s). But still TRUST GOD! He may try to divide your home, your marriage and your family, to uproot your children, plant seeds of discord in their lives as well as yoke them with unbelievers... But still TRUST GOD! He may even try to take your life, But still TRUST GOD! Always remember he can not do anymore than God allows! But know this when you are God’s child know that when its all said and done in the end WE WIN!


Think about this the enemy wants to steal your JOY! He will use any and everything to do just that! He wants to pull you down emotionally, physically and to lower your standard of living by compromising your principles! Your godly principles are the most INVALUABLE thing you possess! While going through you must open your spiritual eyes and ears! Those you have helped will often get selective amnesia. I often wondered where were all those people that Jesus helped when they crucified Him! It truly is much spiritual warfare about us. Our world and our country is in trouble! There is much spiritual warfare launched against the children of GOD to diminish living a sincere godly life embracing GOD'S principles! Marriage and families are being divided because godly principles are being compromised! GOD really does have a better way! Seek GOD above ALL else! Spend time with HIM daily and remember; "We are in the world but not of the world!" Put on the full Armor of GOD! But KNOW that our weapons are not carnal! If they are you are using the wrong weapons! Is your armor really together? TRUST GOD! PRAY for DISCERNMENT!


Know God intimately! Pray daily for His Precious Holy Spirit to fill you with His Presence. Then whatever comes your way as it gets too heavy. Do all you can do, then give it to Him and then STAND! "Be strong in the LORD!" TRUST GOD! Regardless of what happens the enemy can’t take your JOY! He will try so do not give it to him! When you know God intimately His Word becomes woven and deeply embedded into the fabric of who you are! "Your WORD have I hidden in my heart so I may not sin against YOU." If you have let the shade be pulled down over your life and the enemy has inserted, regrets, depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, addictions, manipulation, and anything else in as your daily companions that are not of Him. Let it or them go! You have the authority! Use it! Tell them they are not welcomed. Praise GOD!


God is the Ultimate Father, readily accessible to ALL who call upon Him sincerely, believe that His Son Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior, then begin implementing His principles in their life.GOD CAN & WILL fill every void in your life if you truly embrace the TRUTH of HIS WORD! HE CAN SUPPLY your every NEED! Know the difference between needs & wants... His gift to you is His Precious Holy Spirit and His gift of Eternal life! No one or nobody can change that. Don’t try to be like someone else! Be the best you, you can be! Everywhere you are He is. So if you have let your JOY go because…. Take it back.Though you have not seen Him, you LOVE Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious JOY, for you are receiving the goal of your FAITH, the SALVATION of your souls.” I PETER 1


One thing that you can always count on is God is everywhere you are. The question is do you invite His presence? Did you know that it really is “in Him we move and live and have our being.” To better understand this it is important to begin building an ongoing relationship with Him. Just think when something happens; don’t you prefer to talk to someone you know? God is not far away. Don't solicit ungody advise... Invite GOD into the messiness surrounding your life! He CAN & WILL lead, guide, protect and direct you! He in fact is so close that you do not even have to say a Word for Him to hear you. "BE STILL & KNOW!" He even knows your every thought as well as your intentions! Our little finite minds cannot really conceive of God and all His fullness. But through FAITH we can develop our TRUST in HIM! GOD TRULY IS AWESOME!


When a trial comes you are still able to experience HIS Joy! As a matter of fact Isaiah says; “God will keep you in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on HIM.” In order for this to be so you must learn to Trust Him. This trust grows and flourishes as you develop an intimate personal relationship with Him! As you begin to think about God as the ultimate Father your possibilities are limitless. This is why it is so very important to have the Lord in our life. As you focus on Him while going through God will then give you His peace to go through the conflict. God is a God of PEACE and JOY!

There is a song that I want to share with you. If you are ever down and need a pick up! The Words are so profound and I am sure that wherever you are you will find the words helpful.This is one of the worship songs from the "Gospel Music Workshop of America"


I GOT MY JOY BACK

"I got my Joy back. I got a new lease on life. I got my Joy back, down in my soul. Since I let Him have full control. I’ll will let nothing separate me from His love again. He restored my Joy and revived my soul again! Just like the prodigal son. I found myself in the hog pen. Oh, you know how satan can dress up sin, satan will make wrong seem right. That’s why we’ve got to stay Prayed up, and Focused, and keep looking to the LIGHT

God has been so good to me. I thought I was exempted from trials and tests. From a little child I’ve been abundantly blessed. Every materialistic thing, I wanted, My Mother had it for me there. But I Thank God she NEVER forgot to lead me to the House of Prayer. But when my test came, I stumbled, but I did not fall, I had the Holy Ghost, embedded within me. In God I did REJOICE. That He would lead me, and guide me, when I couldn’t see my way. Yes, He restored my JOY, and He revived my soul again! "


GOD can give you HIS "PEACE that surpasses understanding !" Patience is not a hallmark of our society! Sometimes we have to wait; Then Like an eagle we can soar high above the clouds! Its time to move towards getting your JOY BACK!!! GOD IS MORE THAN ABLE!!!


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thanks for a wonderfully uplighteing and enlightening hub, thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59


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Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

I like what you said, "Patience is not a hallmark of our society! Sometimes we have to wait; Then like an eagle we can soar high above the clouds!" For an eagle to soar, any gust of wind just won't do. That's why it pays for these majestic birds to wait for the right wind conditions. When it finally comes all they need to do is stretch out the grand span of their wings, embrace the uplifting wind and soar high. Oh the joy of getting back to the business of soaring in the heavenlies with God!


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Storytellersrus 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

I am glad that you have such a rich faith. I am sure it affects those around you!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Creativeone59,

I am glad you were uplifted! Thank you for stopping by.

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Gicky Soriano,

It is important that we learn to be patient. It is a Fruit of His Spirit! You know what it says about patience.... I have learned some fascinating things studying about the eagle. You are right they can soar but not just any gust of wind will do! They soar up to 10,000 feet nearly two miles high! They have thousands of feathers and are lightweight but very strong! Right again they are indeed Majestic! It is so good to know that we too can soar after a period of waiting. Thank you for your comments its been a pleasure.

Blessings


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jesusmyjoy 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

thank you so much


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Godslittlechild 7 years ago

A very spirit lifting hub! Bless you!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

We have been forewarned so many times - but we did not listen.

And those that spoke the truth - like Isaiah - were called names. In recent years we were called 'unpatriotic' when we called on our representative government to answer to us and explain why our banks, in fact everything that should sustain us, the whole society was being deregulated - we were in a free fall. Those that were telling us the truth were called a lot of names.

Now we all suffer - and joy seems elusive. I think those of us who listen to the truth this time will get our joy back.

Nice hub!


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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Great hub. Thank you.


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Storytellersrus,

I am Thankful beyond words for the FAITH that has been instilled in me. Thank you for such a pleasant response, and Thank You for stopping by!

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Jesusmyjoy,

Be ENCOURAGED the LORD is with you ALWAYS! Thank you for visiting! Keep looking up!

Blessings


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Godslittlechild,

I am glad you were uplifted Praise God! Thank you for visiting!

Blessings


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queenbe 7 years ago from NY

Awesome words and bless you for writing them. I needed to hear exactly this. Thank you. In my opinion this hub should be rated 100. Blessings to you.


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cindyleedavis 7 years ago from cindyloudavis@hotmail.com

You have alot of passion for God and his Christ in you.

It comes through in your writing. Not a passion because you opened up his word and read but intimate passion that comes from having a relationship with him. Keep sharing.

Gods word is full of encouragement.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Bk Creative

You have made some excellent points. Many times what we say gets misconstrued, we are then stereotyped and many erroneous conclusions are formulated.

You are also right we all suffer…. This is why I say it is important to keep in mind that “God knows!” It is so important to TRUST HIM! Even when things are difficult you can have still have JOY knowing that He is always right there and nothing gets by Him that comes our way! All God's Promises are true!

Again Thank you for visiting as always it is a pleasure!

Blessings


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Vladimir Uhri,

Thank you and welcome again!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Queenbe,

Thank you! I am humbled by your comments. I am glad that you are encouraged. Don't let anyone take your JOY!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Cindyleedavis

I do truly Love the Lord! I am thankful that you can sense that passion through my writing. You are right His Word is full of encouragement! Having an intimate relationship with Him really will make all the difference in the world. Thank you for sharing your kind words and taking the time to visit. Please come again!

Blessings


Barbara Hart 7 years ago

Amen. You said a mouth full.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Barbara Hart,

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings!


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Very encouraging Hub. I hope my Joy returns to me again. It's been a while. Regards, E :)


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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

This hub was so encouraging Deb. Love you sister. I am encouraged and strengthened by your love and understanding.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Lady E,

Thank you for coming and I am glad that you are encouraged!

Let this be the beginning of moving towards; Getting your JOY BACK! Make plans to do something FUN and exciting! Take some timeout or away from whatever it is that is bogging you down? Begin to Praise the Lord...

Blessings


coffeesnob 7 years ago

Oh Joy unspeakable and full of glory. thanks for sharing your heart, You are ablesing here.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Nobody,

I am so glad to hear that you are encouraged! Thank you for stopping by. Much Love to you as well my brother. You are Always welcome. Keep looking up!!! Always remember the Lord LOVES you and that you are Somebody in the Lord!!!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Coffesnob<

Yes, unspeakable Joy! Thank you for your kind words and Thank you for visiting! To God be The Glory!

Blessings


Justcallmeleroy 7 years ago

DeBorrah, That is what I Love about the Scripture where David said Restore unto me the Joy of My Salvation I believe we have all been there but what is so wonderful about the Lord Jesus Christ is he will restore that Wonderful Blessed Joy of our Salvation and More for he is our Blessed Love that never fail's. Glory be to God Forever More. Amen God Bless You


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

We've got to get that joy back. I love it! You stumbled but did not fall. Amen to that! We have to trust God. I know that's right.

What a wonderful gospel teacher you are. I enjoy reading your testimonies and instruction. Top-notch. Thank you for putting the work in. May the Lord Bless You!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Justcallmeleroy,

I agree when you say; "He is our Blessed Love that never fails." Thank you for visiting and yes! To God Be The GLORY!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James A Watkins

I start each day with "This is the DAY that the LORD has MADE; I WILL REJOICE and be GLAD in it!" Think about it? Who but God can make a day? This is reason in itself to have JOY! Each day is so very precious.

Thank you for visiting. "I Got My Joy Back" is actually one of the Praise & Worship Songs on the Gospel Workshop Of America CD. I continue to thoroughly enjoy your wise, wonderfully illustrated articles. As always Thank you for your candor its always a pleasure.

Blessings


ralwus 6 years ago

You hang onto that faith, it is joy. Peace now, CC


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Raiwus,

Thank you, and I will Never Let my FAITH go!

Thank you for taking the time to visit, it is much appreciated! Joy & Peace to You!

Blessings


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jesusmyjoy 6 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

love this hub. i tell my daughter all the time we have to suffer our own consequeces when we do something we know is wrong..the things we do make up us..she is so in need of prayer and she needs to know her need for God..alot of people out there think they don't need God..but if they new their need for him they would change.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

JesusmyJoy,

I am glad! Continue to be patient with your daughter. It is not easy when you know your child is not listening to the Lord. Your daughter sees God through you and your perseverance! The Lord knows what is happening with her. He has also promised to be with you! No doubt you love her continue to give her to the Lord. You must not let this take your Joy! Continue to let His Light shine through you! It only takes a little Light to dispel darkness. Just know that you have planted the seeds of righteousness in her. It is through trials we become strong! “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers them out of all of them…” Psalms 34

You are so right! God really does make all the difference in the world. Therefore we pray for the heart to become open to His will and way...

Thank you for visiting again.

Blessings!


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mmiliiona 6 years ago from LONDON

I LOVE THIS ARTICLE, OUR GOD LOVES US IRRESPECTIVE OF ALL THAT IS HAPPENING AROUND US AND WANTS US TO WALK IN JOY.

GOD BLESS YOUR WONDERFUL SOUL. YOU ARE ANOINTED FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Mmiliiona,

I am glad you have enjoyed this! Yes, God does Love us so very much! Regardless of what is going on around us we can walk in HIS JOY when we keep our focus on Him. He really does have it ALL under His control!

Thank you! It has been a pleasure, please come again!

Blessings!


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Waren E 6 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

Thanks for an uplifting and inspired hub DeBorrah K. Ogans!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Waren E

I am glad you have been inspired. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

Blessings


Justcallmeleroy 6 years ago

DeBorrah, The Blessing of having my Joy restored unto me is only because of where I went and what I have been though. The story of The Prodigal Son is me. Everyday now he shows me how Thankful I am for his Mercy. I have a new found respect for my Lord and this keeps me Humble and I draw near unto him for he is worthy. I also like the writings of the Prophets of God. Jeremiah is also a favorite of mine as is Isiah. I found this Scripture one day in Revelations 19:10

And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

You see Jesus new all the Prophets so well as the Pharisees would say. For he is the Spirit of Prophesy. Amen


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Justcallmeleroy,

Once you have the JOY of the Lord you do not have to let it go! The Word says to Rejoice always, as well as in “Everything give thanks.” Yes, He is worthy! Therefore in the midst of whatever is going on you CAN really still have Joy in just knowing who the Lord is. I agree, If you have lost your Joy you can get it back... “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper… “

We ALL are SAVED by HIS grace & His mercy! Thank you for your comments and taking the time to stop by.

Blessings


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TrudyVan 6 years ago from South Africa

Hello there. Glad to be a big fan of yours. Like my daughter TeejTracy says: "Let You Light always shine"


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

TrudyVan,

Hello to you as well! Thank you for visiting and please come again! Yes, let's continue to let our Lights shine!

Blessings!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Very lovely and very beautiful. GBY


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Stars439,

Thank You for your thoughtful words!

and Thank You for visiting!

Blessings!


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Wbisbill 6 years ago from Tennessee USA

Beautiful and great hub. thumbs up!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Wbisbill,

Thank you for the thumbs up! Please do come again!

Blessings


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I know the song and I know that never ever again will I allow Satan to rule of my life, my heart or my sould. I felt like Job going through all of those trials and tribulations but I know now God never turned his back on me. Thank you for leading me to this hub for a better understanding. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

AEvans,

Wonderful! Be encouraged! Always remember God has PROMISED "to never leave nor forsake you!" After all was said and done the Lord restored Job! Thank you for stopping by and you are always welcome!

Thank you for sharing

Blessings!


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John Cain 6 years ago from Dayton, Texas

This is a masterpiece! I think its about time for people to reclaim the joy that they had. The God given joy that you cant buy, but the joy from within that was heavenly sent. I loved this hub and will refer to it a lot. God bless you..


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

John Cain, Thank you kindly! You are so right! I am so glad you "GET IT!" God given JOY is priceless!!! You can't buy it and you should not let anyone take it! But we can share it! Thank you for sharing and please do come again! Blessings!


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Tamarii2 6 years ago from NEW YORK

Enjoyed your Hub.You are grounded in the things of God.You speak about God from your heart.Peace and Blessings to you and your family in the coming years.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Tamarii, I am glad that you enjoyed your visit! Thank your for taking the time to stop by and leave such encouraging words! Peace and Blessings!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Enjoyed the read. I am soooo glad that I have faith!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Habee, Faith really is so wonderful! Thank you as always for sharing, Blessings!


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Greenlily 6 years ago from Philippines

Oh how I love reading the books of Isaiah and have memorized a handful of verses from that book. One of them is the one you quoted, Isaiah 40:31. Thanks, this is a beautiful article.


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

As always my fiend, YOU HAVE BLESSED ME!!! I have my joy reading this HUB!!! lol, lol, Love you!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

DR Pastorcarlotta, GREAT, so GLAD you have been BLESSED! PRAISE GOD! BE ENCOURAGED! Keep looking up my sister! In HIM we have the VICTORY! Thank you for stopping by to share! It is always a pleasure! In HIS Love, Joy & Peace! Blessings!


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eirenejoy1 6 years ago from ghana west africa

GOD BLESS U MUCH UR MESSAGES ARE ALWAYS USEFUL N GREAT


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Eirenejoy, Thank you and be encouraged! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

This is indeed a great inspirational hub which is full of wisdom from God's Spirit. I find this very encouraging. Thank you for sharing it here at Hubpages. Bless your good heart always.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Cristina, Thank you and I am so glad you have been inspired! God Bless you it is always a pleasure to have you stop by and share! In HIS Love, Joy Peace & Blessings!


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

I love what you said here.

"God never intended that (churches) be full of people who are unhappy, hopeless and full of despair. He never intended for us to just go to church and go right back to another way of life!"

May God bless you for sharing this message of hope.

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Peg Cole, Wonderful! So glad you have been encouraged! God truly is our "Refuge & Strength!" Amen! Thank you for stopping by to share, Please do come again! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless YOU!


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Inspirational and beautiful hub. Thanks for writing something so meaningful.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

toknowinfo, So glad that you have been inspired! You are quite welcome and thank you for your words of encouragement as well! Thank you for stopping by to share and please do come again! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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shyonegb 5 years ago from Australia

Absolutely beautiful. I needed some guidence and inspiration and this helped today. Thank you.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Shyonegb, THANK YOU! So glad that you have been inspired & encouraged! Thank you for stopping by to share and please do come again! Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


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rLcasaLme 4 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hi Deborrah

This is beautiful! Just beautiful! It made me crave for reading Isaiah. This inspired me for a hub. I share the same joy as you have.

Thank you for sharing.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

rLcasaLme, Great! I am so glad that you have been inspired this is what it is all about! There is so much wisdom in The Word of God that we all can benefit from when we just take the time! We can ALWAYS find something to be Thankful for were the LORD is concerned! Thank you for stopping by and please do come again! Peace & Blessings!


Dan 4 years ago

What a breath of fresh air! I really needed to hear that. God Bless!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Dan, Thank You! So glad that you have been encouraged! Please do stop by again! God Bless You!


amy 4 years ago

I would like to share this with your permission at my women's conference


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Amy, Yes of course! I pray that it is helpful! "The JOY of The LORD is our STRENGTH!" Thank you & God Bless You!


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beverlyfaye 3 years ago

So true that Christ has freed us from fear, from worry and from the material stresses of our world. Now we are free to trust, to rest in Him, to be joyful in the face of difficulty, to look to Him for strength and guidance. How wonderful that when things are falling apart all around us we have a foundation, a rock and a fortress.

Blessings to you today.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Beverlyfaye, Amen! & Thank You! Praise God! Having God in our lives makes ALL the difference in the word! Thank you for stopping by to share and please do ccome again! Peace & Blessings!


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sweetie1 3 years ago from India

Deborrah, As I must have said before on your blogs that I do not have any knowledge about bible as I am not a Christian, nor I have ever read that great book. But I find your hubs interesting with good pictures. Voted it up.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Sweetie, The Bible is a great book indeed! So glad this was interesting to you... Thank You for stopping by to share. Your comments are always welcome. Peace & Blessings!

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