At this moment I’m writing this post (April 2020), There are global pandemic going on. Many people are struggling with illness and losing their jobs. It is required to stay quarantine during this time and many lose their hope. But not only we must endure this hardship but also we can be joyful even with all this madness.
For it is written in the book of James, “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.”
My brothers and sisters, Even non-believers can endure during hardship, but being joyful is totally different story. Because unshakable joy only comes from trusting our lord Jesus Christ.
Remember, happiness is not the same as Joy we get from GOD. Happiness comes from circumstances but Joy comes from faith in the eternal promise made by Jesus Christ who is almighty God.
As Paul’s joy in his hardship brought many people to the Christ, May God’s joy be with you and Be the testimony of your faith. Here’s top 10 bible verses about Joy below:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.