Daily Archives: June 21, 2014

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God has better answers

“I missed the future. Obviously I knew even before his recurrence that I’d never grow old with Augustus Waters. But thinking about Lidewjj and her boyfriend, I felt robbed. I would probably never again see the ocean from thirty thousand feet above, so far up that you can’t make out the waves or any boats. so that the ocean is a great and endless monolith. I could imagine it. I could remember it.  But I couldn’t see it again,…” Hazel Grace Lancaster, The Fault in our Stars   Does death rob us of our future?   The answer is no. God in his gracious and loving providence has planned your days down to the millisecond. Your life is filled with […]

What is Joy?

Joy has to do with the reality of God.   Joy transcends the moment and extends into eternity.   Joy does not fade but endures.   In our deepest sadness we are rescued by joy.   Joy alone makes sense of the pain of life.   Joy is the certain knowledge that what is unseen is more vast than what is seen.   Joy is the fuel of hope.   Joy means your circumstances are opportunities to honor your God.   Joy is the evidence that you are never truly lost.   Joy means you are not limited by a sin-cursed world.   Joy means that you can love when you are hurt.   Joy means that you can live […]