“The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.”
2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
“I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.”
Joy can happen instantaneously and vanish just as quickly, but for those who are in Christ, there can be a lasting joy deeply embedded in our souls.
This gift of joy sometimes comes in surprising packages. What we might think of as having no use in our lives ends up being a big blessing because of the greatness of God to utilize everything for…
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