HOPE TO JOY
Question: What does complete joy and peace mean to you? How would you describe it? What would it take to have it? For those who struggle with losses, who are grieving, who struggle with life each day, the answer to those questions may be stuck somewhere because you cannot imagine feeling complete joy and peace. Is it even possible?
I have a friend who had trouble with the word “trust.” Her life had seen many struggles, significant times of insecure finances, family dysfunction, losses of loved ones, etc. She just couldn’t seem to get a break. She met someone (a divine appointment, for sure) who helped her see what she could not. The more she trusted God and gave him the difficulties of her life, the more hope she had. The more hope she felt, the greater peace came into her heart. Soon, she realized no matter what happened, she could have complete joy because she trusted God with her future.
Is it possible to have complete joy and peace? If we believe scripture, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”