There is so much joy in being a child of God! Sometimes I just feel my heart bursting with joy and the only reason is because I know my Savior and my God. The world may look at me and expect me to be depressed and miserable because of the hard situations I face, but there's joy that the world does not understand that comes from above.
We should live life like we know the ending. In the end, we will be living in Paradise with our King, rejoicing in such great wonder for all eternity! Why live any different? We know how it'll all end! What a beautiful ending!
Our time on Earth is so short compared to eternity. We will be tried and tested, but let us stand faithful. We love our Jesus though we have not yet seen him face to face, but we have experienced his presence in our lives! Such joy flows through our soul knowing we shall soon see him just as he is!
"That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than
of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might
be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing
of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom,
though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with
joy unspeakable and full of glory:"
1 Peter 1:7-8, KJV
Rejoice while you suffer, and that is when the Lord's glory shall be revealed and magnified! I can't wait to see what God does when we need him the most! He never fails to leave me in awe.
"But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's
sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may
be glad also with exceeding joy."
1 Peter 4:13, KJV
Let our joy be full and flowing in our hearts, and let it remain. Remember, we do not live under the circumstances. Remember that through whatever may come!
"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might
remain in you, and that your joy might be full."
John 15:11, KJV
Bring on the rain, for the Lord is my shelter!