Arise. Shine. — Jesus has given us the authority of His name to unite, defend, and fight back against the attacks of the enemy. Uniting is our defense. Isolation leads to vulnerability. We must open our heart to honest relationship with God’s people. There is authority and power in the name of Jesus. Don’t let anyone or any thought talk you out of that power. There is a release of strength and gladness available through praise. It refocuses our eyes on the ONE who matters. God truly wants His people to experience joy regardless of circumstance, as He has such great long-term plans for victory for His people.