What’s Separating You from Joy?

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3

How would you finish the statement:  “I’ll be happy when….”  With your answer firmly in mind, answer this question.  “What’s the one thing separating you from joy?”

What if your ship never comes in, if your dream never comes true?  If the situation never changes, could you be happy?  If not, then you’re sleeping in the cold cell of discontent. You’re in prison.  And you need to know what you have in your Shepherd!

You have a God who hears you; the power of love behind you; the Holy Spirit within you; and all of heaven ahead of you.  If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm.

You have everything you need.

By: Max Lucado
|Used by permission
From: Everyday Blessings

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Further Reading

•  Joy Robbers

•  Living in God’s Joy and Peace– Prayer for Inner Peace

•  Life Can Bring Joy out of Sorrow?

•  Salvation Explained

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