You will show me the path of life. In Your presence is fullness of joy.
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
—Psalm 16:11 (NKJV)
Lord, your path is before me. I don’t always see what is ahead, but you’re always with me—guiding me. Your peace rises from within. It’s as natural as breathing. You washed away all of my sin, my pain, my fears, my sickness, and my inadequacies. You gave me all of you. Where I was once condemned and guilty, I became innocent in your righteousness. My old sinful nature is gone, and I am new! At the cross, you poured every spiritual blessing into me that I would ever need to carry me abundantly through this life into the next.
Abundant life is in your presence! I have a fullness of joy no matter what happens. When I accepted you into my heart by faith, you opened up the resources of heaven to me. For many years, I didn’t understand what that meant. I had to allow you to renew my mind—to change the way I think. I don’t have to live in fear that I can never be good enough or that sickness will claim me or circumstances will defeat me. I don’t have to struggle seeking just one thing to make you love me. I am yours. You accept and love me as I am. You gently discipline me with your love. Your grace has set me free.
Peace is your constant gift. I have contentment without an agenda. The enemy tries to lie, but you have given me the authority to silence him. I can speak to my mountains believing they will move. Thank you, Jesus, for your sacrifice which saved me from myself and imparted everything I need to stand strong in this life! Filled with joy, I am free in your grace.
I have no debt! I run into your arms without hesitation. You said “no more” to my sin—to my pain–to my fear—to my sickness! You said these things are finished! You lavish me with your love! I have an overflowing abundant life in you. Your presence lives within me, Holy Spirit. You are my fullness of joy!
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love” (Ephesians 1:3-4. NKJV).
© 2021 Lynn Lacher