An acquaintance of mine shared this verse today, and it really encouraged me.  Psalm 16:11 says:

You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

It is wonderful to experience the joy God gives us through Jesus Christ.  Sometimes I have a hard time getting a glimpse of that joy because so many other things are filling my thoughts.  Our joy is really found in being aware of God’s presence with us no matter what we face.  We need to remind ourselves of the hope we have in Him – this world is not our destination.  We will be delivered from the life of sin and decay that we groan over.  When we place our faith in Jesus we have the promise of a better life with Him for all eternity.  John 14:6 says:

Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.’

1 Corinthians 2:9 says:

But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him’

Let’s be encouraged and keep our focus on the future that God has for us!  Don’t let this crazy life get you down!!!

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