Do you ‘consider it all joy’ when you encounter various trials?
How many Christians do you know that do? ……..
Do you know anyone who does? ……..
Every single time? ……..
No, me neither.
We try to be joyful in everything we do – we really, really try. We make up our minds to be happy. We make countless plans to guide us into all happiness. The truth is, life can get super rough and our limited-human-supply of joy just runs thin. Joy should be a Christians norm – a functioning optimum – but it’s hard to be joyful in the midst of a mess. It’s hard to rejoice when our chaotic lives are running wild and free through the seemingly endless streets of crazy town.
How can a Christian find joy?
Put both hands up.
Wave the white flag of surrender.
And give it all to Jesus.
That’s total surrender sweet souls. That’s where we realize that we can’t be joyful in every circumstance without clinging to the hope that only Jesus provides.
That’s where Jesus meets us.
That’s where Jesus steps forth to carry our load. He fills our hearts with His strength, grace, mercy, and unending joy. Jesus is where we find joy in every kind of trial.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Music that speaks – Chris Tomlin – White Flag
When we surrender to Jesus, we give Him control and He gives us peace. We can enjoy every day when our joy comes from Jesus!
God bless you!
Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory
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