Overcoming Difficult Trials



ROMANS 15:13 (NIV)      May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Dear Reader,

The joy of the Lord truly is our strength.  It is what carries us forward when troubles come and despair and hopelessness attack our inner most being.  The enemy wants to rob us of our joy and confidence in Christ. By doing this, he knows it will hinder our progress along the path Christ has chosen and set before us.

By keeping your eyes focused on heavenly things, you will succeed in escaping the snares of the devil.  Always keep your focus on Christ.  Trust Him and may God fill you with the hope that comes in the knowing you have eternal life.  Let this knowledge be your joy today.  May it carry you far in your journey.  Yes, may it carry you to the very end of your journey on earth and into the realm of glory.

“The out-and-out Christian is a joyful Christian. The half-and-half Christian is the kind of Christian that a great many of you are~~~little acquainted with the Lord. Why should we live halfway up the hill and swathed in the mists, when we might have an unclouded sky and a radiant sun over our heads if we would climb higher and walk in the light of His face?”         ~ Alexander Maclaren

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2 thoughts on “MAY GOD FILL YOU WITH JOY

  1. Dear cherylz,
    Thank you so much for this timely reminder that our joy comes from the Lord. It is funny how God led me to your blog – such encouraging and uplifting posts, which God knows just what I need right now. I must admit that it is still hard to comprehend why God would allow me to be going through this tunnel of darkness, but you’re right, things do get better. I may not understand His fingerprints or works right now, but everything ultimately is for His glory! I want to especially thank you for your previous post where you reminded me that although God doesn’t necessarily change our circumstances as He is more interested in changing our hearts. I agree with you and I do hope that God will continue His work by working on my ‘heart’.

    A million thanks,

    • Dear Jen,
      I appreciate your encouraging feedback. I always seem to experience that which I write about on this blog. I know what it is to face adversity and grow from it. I have no doubt that God will use your trial to mold you into a thing of beauty for His glory. The process of Godly transformation can be painful, but what an honor it is to share in the sufferings of Christ. I pray you continue to find encouragement through the words the Lord places on my heart. May you experience the joy of the Lord throughout your struggle. Remember, He is walking right beside you.

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