May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
There are days and even moments of a day where I feel anxious. There is so much negativity that seems to come at us in this world. This negativity starts to encourage more negativity, despair, anger and so many other emotions that satan uses. When my heart starts to feel anxious or hurt from all this yuck….I think about the joy, peace and love that is freely mine just by trusting in the Lord. It is incredible.
When I counsel couples I individually remind each of them that we can stop the cycle of fighting and negativity by speaking positive affirmations. I strongly believe that we can bring more light into this world by offering a smile, saying thank you to someone even when they are clearly having a bad day or taking a moment to visit a shut in. It doesn’t matter how people react to us….we have an abundance of joy, peace and hope pouring out to us and we should be pouring it right back out to others. This world is full of “getting even” or “bullying”. Let’s love on those causing these issues and make a difference.
It is my prayer that you know this love, joy and peace through trusting in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you do not know Jesus as your personal savior. Take a moment and pray these words: Jesus I am overwhelmed by this world. I want to know this abundant joy, peace and love. I want to trust in you and know that my journey here may be tough but my home in heaven is absolutely worth it. Thank you for loving me even through my sinners. I am yours..use me Lord to bring more light around me. Amen.