Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Always Joyful


              Can we all agree that it has been a rough week filled with sadness, sickness and anxiety for many around us?  Through all of our trials, we must remember to look to the One who sustains us with His peace that surpasses all understanding.  John 16;33  ''I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.''
             The world is watching you as your faith is being tested.  Yes, Christians get angry, frustrated, and fearful but God is our refuge and shelter in the time of storms.  There is joy that can be found in His everlasting arms.
            Romans 12;12  ''Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.''  These three things we need reminded of often because fear, impatience, and worry try to override what God instructs us to do.
            'Always be joyful' doesn't mean to always be happy, but instead to always trust in God's purposes for your circumstances and maintain your hope in Him.