These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33


The reason Jesus gave us this command to be of good cheer is because He wants to help us in times of trouble, but His only access to us is joy in our heart.


Worry interferes with God’s Spirit in our life. When our heart is anxious and sad, we have opened the door to satan, the enemy of our soul whose aim is to put us in prison and keep us in bondage.


Apostle Paul instructs us in Philippians 4:4 to rejoice always. This is because our access to God is a free spirit. Our spirit can only be free when we allow the Word in the midst of our heart. That is why Jesus has given us a special weapon that the enemy of our soul cannot withstand – the Word of God.


You were created as a vessel for God to use. But God cannot use a discouraged servant. We have to overcome such attitude as Christians. How? By saying about ourselves what the Bible says about us. What does the Bible say? 
• Are you sick? The Bible says in Isaiah 53:5 that by His wounds, we are healed.
• Are you weak? The Bible says in Psalm 27:1 that God is the strength of my life.
• Are you experiencing failure? The Bible says in Romans 8:37 that we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. Are you feeling trapped that you can’t get yourself free? The Bible says in John 8:36 that when the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.
• Are you in lack? The Bible says in Philippians 4:19 that God shall supply all my needs according to His riches and glory.


Decide today to say no to sadness and stop satan’s access to your soul. Real joy is a fruit of faith and as a believer in Christ, that is your conquering power, because it is Jesus’ access to your heart.


“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”


“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
When the seventy-two disciples returned with joy from their mission, Jesus warned them that the source of their joy should come not from the visible results of the Spirit’s power, but the Holy Spirit Himself, who has sealed for Christ, and written our name in Heaven.”


“As long as you have the gift of life, make sure your spirit is revived and this is something only the Spirit of God can do through His Word, which is spirit and life (John 6:63).

* Oh Holy Spirit, breath of God, breathe in me the breath of God!
* Oh Holy Spirit, through whom all things were created, create in me a new life, a new beginning!.”