Are you dominated by joyfulness?

Posted on September 13, 2014 · Posted in Wisdom

There is much in life that brings sadness and disappointment. Life can be difficult for many reasons. But, for those who know God, joyfulness is always appropriate.  

Joyfulness is believing that God will work all things together for my good, so I never have to despair. I can be joyful even when I am sad. 

Because of the rich mercy and grace of God there is always reason for joy. Even when we don’t feel joyful God commands that we are to always rejoice ( 1 Thessalonians 5:18).  You see, God has promised never to leave us or turn away from us. Because of this great truth we can know joy even in sadness.

Here is a prayer for joyfulness that will bless you and your children:

O Father, thank you that Jesus died to take away sin and sadness and that you always care for me. Help me to be joyful, even in times when I am sad. Thank you that everything you do is good and right. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

From Get Wisdom! by Ruth Younts

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.