God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains slip into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. 46:1-3.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:

The anointing will take you through times of trouble. I never leave you or forsake you. I am a very present help in times of trouble. I rescue you and honor you, with long life I satisfy you and show you My Salvation, Yeshuah.

“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My Name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.” Psalm 91:15-16.

Cast all your cares on Me because I care for you. How do I care for you? Your good Shepherd and your great High Priest. I see to all your needs according to My riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21.

Even if you should walk in the deep darkness of the valley of the shadow of death, He is with you with His rod and staff that comfort you. And where does He take you to get you out of the valley of shadows? To the table of My Word and the anointing of your head with oil until your cup overflows. And that puts you right into the abundance of My house all the days of your life where you can drink of the river of My delights, for with Me is the fountain of life and in My light, you see light. Psalm 23:4-6; Psalm 36:8-9.

I never allow you to be tried beyond your strength I always give you a way out. And there is only ONE way out of trouble, and if you want Me to get you out that is the only way I can take you. Do you know what it is? I am quite clear about it and it is My Will for you in Christ Jesus.

For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace. Isaiah 55:12.

Do you understand? That is the way out. YOU GO OUT WITH JOY.

And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout and joyful singing. Psalm 105:43.

But the Good Shepherd does not just take you out of trouble, He then leads you into your promised land, the place where all My promises are YES to you and your dreams come true.

He gave them also the lands of the nations, that they might take possession of the fruit of the peoples’ labor. Psalm 105:44.

He leads you out to take you in.

To Him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear His voice, and He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. When He puts forth all His own, He goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow Him because they know His voice. John 10:3-4.

What did the people say to David, the one I anointed to shepherd My people Israel as their king?

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and your flesh. Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in. And the LORD said to you, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.’” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them before the LORD at Hebron; then they anointed David king over Israel. 2 Samuel 5:1-3.

And Solomon, when he asked for wisdom, wanted to do the same:

O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 1 Kings 3:7.

And here is your answer of how to go out and how to come in: YOU GO OUT WITH JOY AND YOU ARE LED FORTH WITH PEACE.

You can beg, plead, cry, blame, complain, shame, cajole, and pout but the only way you are getting out of your trouble is with JOY. And the only way you are getting in to the life that is life indeed is with shalom peace. Do not let your hearts be troubled, do not let them be afraid.

I provide you with a guaranteed way out of sickness, grief, pain, toil, oppression, depression, evil, darkness, abuse, and the like, will you take it? You get out of the least to the greatest trouble only one way with Me. We go out with joy together. That is how I rescue you. A cheerful heart does good, like a medicine.

It is the anointing that lifts the burden and destroys the yoke. And the anointing oil, and you should know this from our prior life lessons and as set forth very clearly in My Word, Psalm 45:7 and Hebrews 1:9, is the oil of JOY. My joy is your strength.

And on what is your joy based? Not on the problem, if you are focusing on that you are looking in the wrong place and will only go deeper into the darkness of the pit. You have one focus point and that alone. My Word. I send My Word to heal you and deliver you from all your destructions.

We have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19.

Keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. And where is He? Who is He? He is My Word. And you have the Word, a whole book of them, the Bible. And My Word is living and WORKING. If you plant it and grow it by meditating on it night and day you will have good success and prosperity in all you put your hand to. I teach you by My Word how to profit and the way you should go. The Word of faith, written, spoken, and kept in your heart and in your mouth.

Keep your eyes on My magnificent promises in My Word. You have a deliverer, a refuge, a fortress, a stronghold, a healer, a helper, a good Shepherd, a Savior, a Redeemer, a Provider, a great High Priest, and the Anointed One and the anointing. Your cup is overflowing with joy.

Locked in a prison, My apostle Paul wrote, “I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.” 2 Corinthians 7:4. He had learned to be content in any circumstance. How? His cup was overflowing with joy. And, as he told you, I delivered him out of them all!

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:19.

Let Me explain this to you so you can take advantage of so great a salvation that I am offering you to always lead you forth in triumph no matter what the trial. When every part of you wants to cry, make a scene, end it all, be sad, and retreat into darkness and drench your bed in tears before Me, you need to go down into your spirit and draw upon the anointing. And you do this by beginning to praise Me and rejoice in Me and with Me for already looking ahead and seeing this challenge and providing you with the victory. Start laughing with Me at the devil’s tactics and tell the devil that you are giving him NO PLACE in you because you are anointed, appointed, and overflowing with JOY. And that throws him and the demons into confusion for they were coming in for the kill of your defeated soul but instead your joy puts them into fear and flight. Like Jeshoshaphat and the people of Israel routing three enemy armies with joyful praise of My promise of salvation! 2 Chronicles 20.

Therefore carefully examine how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, redeeming and making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to YOURSELVES and one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; ALWAYS GIVING THANKS for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father. Ephesians 5:15-20.

The devil tries to take you out into a dry and parched land without refreshment, but if you just keep drinking from the wells of Salvation, the river of My delights, the living waters, the fountain of life from My throne that wells up in you by the anointing, you will never go down but will walk right out.

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, they shout joyfully together; for they will see with their own eyes when the LORD restores Zion. Break forth, shout joyfully together, you waste places of Jerusalem; for the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD has bared His holy arm in the sight of all the nations, that all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:7-10.

And what does all this joy over My Word of good news do? It takes you out of oppression, out of the uncleanness of sin, sickness, and death, eternal death.

Depart, depart, go out from there, touch nothing unclean; go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the LORD. But you will not go out in haste, nor will you go as fugitives; for the LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Isaiah 53:11-12.

You go out with Me with JOY.

No one will be able to steal your joy and when things get rough, just turn the fountain up and fan the anointing into flame. Nebuchadnezzar made the fiery furnace of idol worship seven times hotter when My anointed servants were unafraid to be thrown in there rather than worship an idol. And that just made their anointing overflow to quench the fire around them with living water and the fourth Man, the great good Shepherd that takes you out of those dark valleys, came to walk them through the flames with them and there was no harm to the anointed ones, they did not even smell like smoke. Daniel 3:19-30. I never allow you to be tried beyond your strength but always provide you the strong way out. JOY.

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God.” Isaiah 43:1-3.

Now I think you will understand why My servant James wrote to consider it all joy when you encounter trials. Why? That is your way out. Not joy in the evil but joy in the good way out. If you want to get out of a trial or trouble quickly, then turn up your joy level over My promise of deliverance and count it all joy.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. And let patience have its perfect work, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4.

But to do this requires wisdom, because the general thing to do is go into anything but joy when a trial comes across our horizon. But the good news is that you have wisdom in the anointing. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of wisdom. And in Jesus, the Anointed One, are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8.

Are you overwhelmed with work at your job? Sing, shout, laugh, and count it all joy and watch it flow and go down like dominos as you get it all done in record time and all things work together for good for you. Do not get anxious and stress, that will never get you out but more entangled in the mess. And watch me promote you to a better job or send you others to help you out. I surround you with love and compassion but no one wants to be around a complainer. Joy attracts others to help just to be around the flow of the anointing. The oil of joy has a sweet fragrance that draws others along.

Are people around you complaining and blaming and pointing the finger at you? Count it all joy and watch it all settle down and you come out with honor for a job well done! Are you serving someone who you deem oppressive? Count it all joy, go two miles instead of one, and watch Me reward you with freedom in your heart from the bitter roots that would bind you. And yes, the way out is there. But the only way to lift the burden and destroy the yoke is the anointing, and I mean with the oil of joy flowing in ever increasing measure. You have control of the flow, it is always pouring for that is the flow of Heaven, but how much you open to it is up to you. You have a choice when trouble strikes. Choose the joy flow and things will go through to the finish line.

You must, however, understand where you find the joy. It is not in the trial, not in the people, not in your flesh, but in Me and I am My Word. Just as My Words are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh, so My Words are JOY to you who find them and peace to all of you—spirit, soul, and body. Jesus told you that in the Words He spoke to you He shared His joy with you so that your joy would be complete, overflowing. It is My promises of healing, deliverance, peace, provision, prosperity, long life, good days, fruitfulness, and to be with Me forever in My glorious Kingdom crowned with great rewards that give you the strength to run the race for the joy that is there for you in everything I have made.

Well done, good and faithful servant, come share My joy!

Count it all joy just to know Me. For in Me you will find all your heart is seeking. And you find Me where I AM, in joy.

Seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, and instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, and it will be a memorial to the LORD, for an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.” Isaiah 55:6-13.

I love you. Do you see? If you are in a time of trouble, I am providing you with a way out, and it is with JOY. The anointing will take you successfully through any trouble. My love in your heart is sufficient for love NEVER fails. Remember that in the middle of the night when you think you are alone. I NEVER leave you or forsake you. The Holy Spirit is in you to stay, forever. You have the Anointed One and the anointing. Stop crying and start dancing for joy. I have turned your mourning into dancing and given you beauty for your ashes. And David’s response? “Forever I will give you thanks.” He understood. And He is with Me now. Singing. You can be too. Wake the dawn with your song and the darkness must flee.

I have a word for you, yes you, who are reading this, smile more, frown less, laugh more, and cry less. It will change your sad little life into a triumphant song of praise. And that is where the miracles flow. It is really not hard to be joyful, it is very pleasant. You just must make the initial effort to turn your flow around.