I told the Lion, ‘I can’t do it, there’s too much, I’m not ready. I fall short and I’m slow to receive the reality. I can’t even take the next step forward, I’m walking backwards. I can’t make it.’
'The joy of the Lord is our strength.' But it is not our joy in the Lord that gives us strength. The Lord’s joy is our strength. My strength comes not from how much joy I can manage to muster. Otherwise, I am the source of my strength and not God. My strength comes from the fact that our God rejoices in me. His joy in me makes me strong.