Monday, February 6, 2012

My joy will be made full.

Even though seasons in our life get weird, hard, confusing, and painful, we must stick them out. We know we will reach the other side of each one, because we have Jesus closer to us than breathing. He is our rock. He is the reason we keep going.

Don't give up when it starts looking like it is never going to get better. We have a future and hope (Jeremiah 29:11). If you can't believe that for this life, especially with the world going the way it is right now, believe it for eternity. It is there waiting. Jesus has already won.

I know that usually whenever I am really stressed during certain seasons, it is because I have taken up burdens that are not my own. I have put too much pressure on myself, because I can not do anything without my Lord. I must let him take over. It makes us stronger to admit that we are weak and he is strong. Our joy in him is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full." John 15:7-11

"Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken." Psalm 55:22

I will keep giving my burdens to God whenever I see them. We will abide in each other. My joy will be made full, and it will be my strength.

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