The Fountain-head of Joy

To be loved is wonderful. To be loved by God is wonderful and astonishing. His love is perfect and unconditional, if we know Jesus as our Savior and Lord. God is love and He lavishes it upon His own. If we trust Him and believe Him, we know He loves us and that brings joy. He is the fountain-head of joy. Joy flows into our lives and continues to flow through all circumstances. The more we discover of His love that He reveals in His Word, the more joy that we experience. A casual reading of His Word will bring little joy. The more we explore and learn of all His love for us, the more profound our joy. No matter what we experience, we have that powerful current of joy deep within our hearts. This is possible because we trust His promises and His plan for our lives. This joy flows through us all our way home to Heaven. The only thing that can obstruct the flow of joy is doubt and unbelief. Trust removes the obstruction. Peter, in I Peter 1, speaks of our eternal destiny, our security and our temporary suffering. He speaks of the purpose of that suffering. He tells us that our trust is being tested. He informs us that there will be great rejoicing when our faith stands the test. This will happen when Jesus appears. In Verse 8, he commends our trusting Jesus: “Whom having not seen, ye love; in Whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” If you truly trust Jesus and God’s Word, you can identify with this stanza from Barney Elliott Warren’s hymn, “Joy Unspeakable:” “I have found the joy no tongue can tell, how its waves of glory roll; it is like a great o’erflowing well, springing up within my soul.” Selah! This comes from much time with Jesus all down the pathway of time. It may start as a trickle, but can become a river.    Ron

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2 thoughts on “The Fountain-head of Joy

  1. I don’t quite understand it, but some people don’t experience joy. It seems that they are born again, but perhaps barely. Or perhaps they haven’t grown in their walk and haven’t experienced the joy of the Lord. Anyway, I really enjoyed today’s post. Thank for each day’s blessing.

    God bless,

    Dallas

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