No matter how bad, dark or desperate…
Whether it be your fault or not…
Even it’s life or death…
No matter how hopeless it seems right now…
Your situation is not bigger than God…
He’s bigger than anyone or anything that is causing you trouble.
God is still the God of your situation!
He still is the only one who can change your situation.
Psalm 27 (NKJV)
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
4 One thing I have desired of the…
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Passage John 15:9-11:
9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
And there it is! The “secret” to a joyful life is no secret at all. The bottom line with God is always love. Knowing we are loved by God and living in that place of love fills us with life and joy!
We wander around so often wondering why we can’t find joy but Jesus is so plain about it all. He even tells us how to remain in love so that we might remain in joy. It is through obedience.
I think that part rubs us…
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Joy lives on the inside. Happiness comes from the outside.
God’s joy lives independently. It is self sustaining and sustains. Joy creates…It creates hope. Determination. Peace.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV)
10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD IS your strength.”
The joy of the LORD “IS” implies that joy is established…just like God Himself. This is because it is a Fruit of His Spirit and an aspect of His character. Joy has power.
Joy protects the peace inside your heart.
Happiness is symbiotic, depending on the temporary condition that created it.
They both live and die together.
Happiness depends on something to happen. Notice this…
John 13:17 (KJV)
17 If ye know these things, happy are…
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