Tag Archives: joy

See your problems as small!

“I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33 (GW)  The Christian life is not a trouble-free life; it’s a troubled-free life. In this life we will have trouble (Jesus told us so) but we don’t have […]

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Dealing with disappointment

Today is filled with opportunities for great things to happen! But it’s also filled with opportunities for negative things to happen. For example, you will probably have a few opportunities to be disappointed and discouraged. We can’t stop these opportunities – but we don’t have to indulge in them. If we learn how to deal […]

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Where to find true happiness

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]”John 16:33 AMP The Christian life isn’t a trouble-free life; […]

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The Bare Necessities?

“And it is he who will supply all your needs from his riches in glory because of what Christ Jesus has done for us.” Philippians 4:19 TLB Our trust isn’t in the economy but in God. He provides for us “according to his riches in glory,” not according to the world’s economic system. Man’s resources […]

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Looking for greener pastures

Dissatisfaction is the result of focusing on what you don’t have – and not on what you do have. The apostle Paul was content and happy in prison, and yet today many Christians are depressed while living in luxury. Dissatisfaction can cause a lot of unhappiness in your life and can lead you to sin. […]

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Are You Satisfied?

“…I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.”Philippians 4:11 NLTThe apostle Paul was writing from prison where he was facing possible execution, and yet Philippians was his most joy-filled letter. He’s writing to the believer (who would have been outside of prison) and he’s encouraging them to rejoice in the Lord always! […]

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