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.