“Joy is the flag which is flown from the castle of the heart when the king is in residence there,” said Robert Rainey.
In a Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown was having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit, so Linus said, “Charlie Brown, you are the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem.”
Are we like Charlie Brown? It is easy to become wrapped up in circumstances and loose sight of our hope. As Christians though, we are encouraged to always be joyful for our hope.
“Be joyful in hope. Patient in affliction. Faithful in prayer,” encourages Romans 12:12.
Be joyful in hope.
Life certainly has its difficulties, but we can always look ahead to the hope we have in Christ.
1 Peter describes this hope as…
- A living and eternal hope. Time will not take our hope away.
- A hope which will not perish or spoil. Our hope will always be the same. It is not going away.
- A hope which will withstand trouble. We may be enduring afflictions, but they are not powerful enough to rob us of the hope we have in Christ.
No matter what we are going through or where we are right now, we can look ahead to the joyful promise we have been given.
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