Nehemiah 8:10 The joy of the Lord is our strength (Recovery Version).
According to Nehemiah 8:10, The joy of the Lord is our strength. It is not a matter of having strength because we have peace. His joy upholds us. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Paul commands us to always rejoice. How is this possible? How can we rejoice in difficulties, distresses, trouble, etc.? Where does this joy come from? We cannot manufacture it, because if we do not have it, we just do not have it! In Philippians 4:4 the apostle gives us the secret: “Rejoice in the Lord.” Lord, Your joy is my strength! (Collected Works of Watchman Nee, The (Set 2) Vol. 46: Conferences, Messages, and Fellowship (6), Chapter 20, Section 1)