These words rang out from a refugee camp in Jordan:

“We’re choosing celebration
Breaking into freedom
You’re the song
You’re the song
Of our hearts

We cast aside our shadows
Trust You with our sorrows
You’re the song
You’re the song
Of our hearts

We’re dancing to the rhythm of Your heart
We’re rising from the ashes to the stars
Into Your arms of love
You’re the joy
The song in my heart
The hope of my soul

In the shadows
In the sorrows
In the desert
When the pain hits
You are constant
You’re the song of my heart

You’re the joy joy joy lighting my soul…”

– lyrics from the Rend Collective song, “Joy.”

Lyrics so easy to sing from our padded pews;
Lyrics easy to sing from our comfy homes with
running water and refrigerator full.

But, what kind of faith does it take to sing “Joy ”When you’ve lost it all? When you’ve lost your home and family and everything you’ve ever known? When the past is gone; the future uncertain. What kind of faith does it take then to sing “Joy?”

It’s the kind of faith we need, my friend. As the days grow darker and more difficult; when answers can’t be found in this world, we need a faith that can sing “Joy” through it all. We need faith in a faithful, eternal God who loves us with an everlasting love. And it’s that kind of faith I hope to share with you each day on the Prayz Network.

The joy of the LORD is our strength – Indeed!

In Christ’s love & service….and for His glory,