Have you ever felt like the glorious truth about who God is and how He loves you makes your soul do pirouettes?  I love that feeling.  Not being a dancer myself, I think my soul pirouette may look more like this:

This is a lemur in Madagascar, courtesy of a Google image search for “pirouette.”

Haha!  The joy of the Lord is such a delightful thing!

Psalm 28:7 says “The Lord is my strength and my shield.  My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to Him in song.”

How wonderfully linked those two things are – dancing and singing.  The Psalms are full of the two, and always because God is the strength we need, the One who delivers us from our enemies, the Doer of good deeds in our lives.  He is our Rock in times of trouble, our good and gracious King, our splendid Savior, our glorious Redeemer.

I have not always been able to honestly say that “the joy of the Lord is my strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).  But I have learned that lesson in the midst of needing strength.  After all, where else can you learn it?

And so, these days, I might look normal on the outside, but on the inside, my soul is doing pirouettes!