Feel weak? Do something about it and remember: don’t be sorry for yourself, don’t feel bad about your situation, and don’t worry about your circumstances. Choose JOY! The Joy of The LORD is your strength!
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength. – Nehemiah 8:10 (KJV) Go – eat – drink – share – don’t be sorry (or sorrow not!) – the joy of the Lord is your strength.
He continued, “Go home and prepare a feast, holiday food and drink; and share it with those who don’t have anything: This day is holy to God. Don’t feel bad. The joy of God is your strength!” (MSG) Go – prepare – share – don’t feel bad – the joy of God is your strength.
Then Ezra said to them, “Go [your way], eat the rich festival food, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be worried, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and your stronghold.” (AMP) Go – eat – drink – share – do not worry – the joy of the Lord is your strength AND stronghold (shelter)!