Psalm 51:12 (NKJV) Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Life can rob you of your joy. I’m not talking about momentary circumstantial happiness. I mean your JOY, and any good feeling about being alive.
Divorce, job loss, sickness, betrayal, injury, misfortune… the “thief comes to steal, kill and destroy” (the Bible says that specifically about Satan, but but “life” can be a real thief at times too, huh?)
For Christians, no matter what life throws at us, we have a sustainable, renewable, impregnable, predictable, dependable, transcendent, faithful source of joy: the fact that we are saved.
I mean really… stop and think about it. Does it REALLY matter how bad this life gets? It’s not fun to suffer loss or hardship or persecution, but compared to E-T-E-R-N-I-T-Y, this life is a blink, a wisp, a vapor, a moment, a flash. Then comes Eternity which will be endless joy. Endless is a very complex word in the original Greek. It means… …. … … … … endless.
If you need some JOY NOW, think about salvation and the eternity that awaits you… and joy will be restored by our Generous Father who gives us all good things!
Think It Over: E-T-E-R-N-I-T-Y: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4