Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You. Psalm 51:12 NLT
Joy?! It's one of the many signs of salvation! And why not? Sin is no longer weighing you down. Your faith in Christ has set you free! Now you want to tell everyone! It is your joy to do so!
But, this psalm is written by a man who let sin back in again. He spoiled the joy of the Lord's salvation by his selfish choices to disobey God. It was a costly choice! Fortunately, he cried out for his JOY to be RESTORED again. It's what the Master does... RESTORE JOY!
Beloved, if you have lost your joy of the Lord... then you have also lost your strength to witness. As it is written, "the joy of the Lord is my strength". Perhaps its time to pray....
"Lord, restore unto me the joy..."