Now may the God of hope
fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you will abound in hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Joy is supernatural! It is a gift from the Holy Spirit to you! Only a Christian can know real joy. Joy is partnered with hope. That is because joy comes from our hope of eternity. Joy is an eternal perspective. To know joy, sometimes you have to look beyond the circumstances and embrace the promise of forever. When we abound with hope, then we find joy. To get that eternal perspective, we must know the promises of God’s word, stand on those promises, and look to those promises. Yes, Jesus is here with us in and through every situation and we can be in His very presence even now. In His presence is joy and a taste of what it will be like to be with Him in the spiritual flesh forever. Can you imagine dancing in the fields with Jesus, dining with Jesus, singing with Jesus? When we practice acknowledging His presence now in each situation, we can see glimpses of what it will be like in heaven.
I pray that your day is full of hope and joy,