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Mission Statement: Quiet Spirit writes for those who seek a closer relationship with God.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Be Joyful In Hope. . .

“Be joyful in hope,

patient in affliction,

faithful in prayer.”

Romans 12:12 (NIV)

A friend’s older sister has been ill for almost two months. At one point, it looked like this older sister wouldn’t be with us much longer. My friend had a meltdown not her usual way of dealing with life issues.

Several people prayed with her one night after Bible study. The prayer fellowship people prayed when they met a little later.

We can be joyful because, as followers of Christ, we believe He walks with us as we go through our days no matter how rough.

We can be joyful because we know He hears and answers prayers of those who abide in Him.

Being joyful doesn’t mean we don’t hurt or experience sadness. Joy comes from deep in the heart and soul. Joy comes from the Lord.


  1. Hi Quiet Spirit -

    My late husband exhibited much joy even in the midst of illness. Many of the patients on the cancer ward were angry and combative.

    God gave him peace, and he ministered to many while in the hospital.

    Susan :)

  2. I'm glad you were able to help her by praying. That's why God put us in a body.


  3. Amen!

    QS, I have a problem. Each time you send me an email I try to respond and it bounces back.

    I'm going to use one of my other email addresses to send my reply to you. Please add this address to your list so your spam filter won't refuse it.




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