Joy And Peace
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
The Source of Peace And Joy
God wants you to be filled with joy? He also wants you to experience peace in all areas of your life. He wants you to have peace with your family, peace with your friends, peace with your church family, and peace with the world. He wants you to have peace within your work, your play and your worship. The only way to experience peace and joy is through a right relationship with Jesus Christ.
The reason most people don’t have peace and joy in their life is because they are missing the free gift of salvation. God gives us peace and joy through our faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 says, “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Because we are born with a sin nature we are naturally at war with God. Once we surrender and submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ we are at peace and all sin is forgiven.
Another reason why most people don’t have peace and joy in their life is because they are seeking to be filled with worldly pleasures instead of the hope of God. Even as a Christian we can get caught up in the trap of worldly living. If we are not careful we will find ourselves seeking pleasure in things that will only last temporarily and will soon fade away. However if we keep our minds and hearts set on the things of God we will enjoy the peace and joy that only God can give.
Ask the Lord to fill your heart with peace and joy and then seek the things of God.