It is ironic that I am writing about JOY in a hospital room where I am watching over my daughter Robelle who is presently admitted for pneumonia and while my wife and two other children are at home also recovering from bouts with flu.How can I write about joy when my circumstances are anything but “joyful”?
Because joy has nothing to do with your circumstances but everything to do with your relationship with God.
When you know you are loved by God despite your failures, you can be joyful.
When you know you can trust Him to know and do what’s best for you, you can be joyful.
When you know you’re temporal circumstances cannot define your eternal inheritance, you can be joyful.
When you know you are right with God even if your circumstances aren’t all right, you can be joyful.
The world can take our wealth or even our health, but it can never take away our joy.
The Bible says: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:12).
My friend, your circumstances may not be perfect but your God is.
In Him alone can you find perfect joy!