Pure Joy

PURE JOY

James 1:2

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

Faith is what the lord loves in his people. From the beginning of the Bible it is full of faith stories. Bot the old and new testaments. I know in my life I always have trials and I put my trust in him.

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Verses to meditate on today

Romans 5:3-5

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

James 5:10-11

Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

Isaiah 61:1-3

 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed meto proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

Song for my day

Gateway Worship (Victory)

Dear Father I know if I endure I will have victory. Your battle for me has been won at the cross. It is up to me to continue striving for eternal life by going through earthly trials and tribulations.

Amen

David W. Aucoin

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