LIVING IN JOY

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.” John 11:25, NLT

How was your day yesterday? Did you worry? Are you facing something that causes you fear or apprehension?

I am always surprised that even after years of studying the Bible, learning from excellent Christian teachers, preaching the Gospel, and discipling others in Christ, I find myself worrying and stewing over things that have happened or have NOT happened to me. I know better. But sometimes, I have to ask the Lord for grace and focus so I can remember that I know better.

The truth is, if we are living in Christ, there is no need to worry. The Lord has already promised us eternity in Heaven with Him. He has already won. And when I think about this, my joy easily replaces my worry.

Today, I want to remind you to keep your focus on Him and not your circumstances. This is how we truly live in joy!

Lord, we ask You to fill our days with Your peace and presence. We want to live our lives full of Your joy. Amen.

Copyright Dr. Dan Elliott.

Dr. Elliott is a lifetime retired member of Christian Educators who lives in California.

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  1. This devotion was so apropos for my current situation. The short version of the back story is that my contract was not renewed because of specific things I stood up for during this school year. I am also being blocked from moving to another school in my current district as retribution from this particular administrator. But God…my hope and my trust is in Him and Him alone!

    Thank you for the reminder,
    Dr. Smith

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