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Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (NKJV)

I wanted to wrap up our series with an encouraging summary of the truths we have learned. I hope these will bless you and help you find a joy-filled life, good times or bad.

Here are some keys to a joy filled life:

  • A key to having joy in troubled times is a focus on Jesus and not our circumstances.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is to focus on grace.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is to choose to focus on others, praying and blessing them rather than focusing on your own circumstances.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is when we look for how God is using our circumstances to further the gospel and glorify Christ.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is when we remember “to live is Christ”.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is to remember that we are not alone.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is to remember that we have already won the battle.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is to remember is a privilege to suffer for the sake of Christ.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is unity through humility.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is humbling yourself like Christ for the sake of others.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is pouring yourself out for others so that you may be a light in a dark world.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is to consider the example of other godly persons.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is having a spiritual mind and not an earthly mind.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is faith in Christ not faith in our religious works.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is putting the past behind and pressing on toward the ultimate prize.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is reminding ourselves of our future destination.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is thinking about our future glorified existence in heaven.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is acknowledging Christ’s presence and being secure in it.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is choosing to think about the right things which replace worry.
  • A key to having joy in troubled times is knowing that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
  • I can have joy in the midst of troubled times because Christ strengthens me.
  • I WILL have joy in troubled times because Christ gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (NKJV)

Lord God, help us to have a joy filled life by remembering all these truths from Your Word and planting them in our heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

James 1:22 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (NKJV)
  1. What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
  2. What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
  3. What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?

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