In God There Is Joy

Are we letting our problems dominate our hope in God’s joy?

Psalm 126:2

Although times may be devastating and with no end in sight, God turns despair into joy. We may not be able to understand it at the moment as we’re suffering but all we need to know is that ends all suffering. God is greater than evil, hurt, and pain. They are not eternal. Only God is.

So with the touch of God every suffering can be removed. We can no longer have the burden of pain on us. We will be left in awe unsure if we are dreaming or awake. For God’s greatness and saving grace will always astound us. We can go from crying for a long period to all of a sudden laughing and singing for joy.

Let us accept the joy God provides. If we are in a period of turmoil let us cling to God. Let us not fall into despair of our current situation. Let us hold in faith and hope that God will make the pain go away. We may not know the moment but can be at peace knowing God will in the end bring us joy.

God is always present even in challenging times. Let us keep our focus on God and not the problems. When we focus on God we are able to see the good, that is God, present even in the smallest unexpected things around us. In the gift of friendship, food, talent, or breath we are given each day. Let our minds join our mouths and tongues in joy of our awesome God.

Tags: Challenge, Hope, Joy, Pain, Problem, Psalm, Salvation, Suffering

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