Search
  • Pastor Rolf Woodard

Daily Inspiration Friday, March 27, 2020


Jesus said, "Ask and you will receive, so that your joy will be the fullest joy." John 16:24

We often get the wrong impression that our joy depends on our circumstances. When good things happen to us, we almost inevitably smile - expressing joy on our outward appearance.

But real joy is something that even troubles and tears can't take away. Psalm 16:11 tells us: in God's presence we have fullness of joy.

William Van der Hoven puts it this way: “Life need not be easy to be joyful. Joy is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ.”

So whether life is up or down, whether you're wearing a smile or a frown, God is with you. You can take joy in His presence, knowing that He has a plan for your good days and for your bad days.

Final Thought

Even in the most difficult of times we are facing today, what can you sit and mediate on that will bring a SMILE to your face?

Prayer

Father, I know that the fullness of joy is in Your presence, but sometimes that's hard to feel. I pray that You would remind me of Your incredible love in moments when I feel down and out. May my joy not depend on what's happening in my life, but in the fact that You have saved me and filled me with Your Spirit. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.


24 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Daily Inspiration - Sunday, May 3, 2020

“You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15 Imagine what it would be like to see the world through the eye’s of our loving God

Daily Inspiration - Sunday, May 3, 2020

“You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15 Imagine what it would be like to see the world through the eye’s of our loving God

Daily Inspiration - Saturday, May 2, 2020

“Let everyone see that you are gentle and kind.” Philippians 4:5 In ancient Jewish tradition, children were given honey when they began studying the Word of the LORD. It was believed that if children