Lord of the Lord: Part 3 - Joy Restoration / Dealing With Discouragement

Sunday, July 23, 2023 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


Psalm 16:11 NIV, You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 51:12, “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit”
Sometimes we need restoration of joy because of sin against God

Psalm 85:4, Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your anger toward us to cease. 5 Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? 6 Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? 7 Show us Your mercy, Lord, And grant us Your salvation. 8 I will hear what God the Lord will speak, For He will speak peace to His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly.

• Revival is always first personal
• We cannot export what we don’t have
• Joy always follows revival, which is refocus on the presence of the Lord.
  Remember, “You will fill me with joy in your presence.” (Psalm16:11)

Sources of the Dis-ease of Discouragement
Interpersonal: Psalm 41:9 (NLT), Even my friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me.

Institutional: Job, school, etc.

Internal: Worry, mental distress, unrestrained thoughts, etc.