Joyful – Patient – Faithful

Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:12     

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.        

The Christian life is not always easy. Jesus said we will have troubles but we can have peace because He overcame the world (John 16:33). We can be joyful in the hope we have in Jesus Christ because we have received the gift of salvation and the hope of being with the Lord forever in heaven. We can be patient during troubled times because we know our faith is being made stronger while we rely fully on God for healing, comfort, provisions and peace. Be faithful in your prayer life regardless of what is happening in the world and especially in times of tribulation. Don’t be discouraged by what is happening around you instead take every concern, every fear and every doubt straight to the throne of God.

Heavenly Father, thank you for sending Your only Son to overcome the world and sin. Thank You for the joy and the hope that comes from knowing You. Help me to be patient in troubling times as I put my trust in You because I know You are working everything out for my good. Lord, I bring every concern, every fear and every doubt and lay them at Your feet. In Jesus’ Name, Amen