TO LUKE: FROM ONE END OF THE SCOPE UNTO THE OTHER WE SEE THAT THE OUR DAYS HERE BRING MANY EMOTIONS! JOY TO THE WORLD IS WHAT WE HOPE TO FIND IN THE HEARTS OF MANY, BUT SOMETIMES THE THESE DAYS BRING ABOUT LONELINESS AND DEPRESSION. I WAS JUST TALKING WITH ABBIE ABOUT LONELINESS AND INVITING SOME TO A 4TH OF JULY PARTY, NOW WE SHALL ADDRESS THE DEPRESSION OF THESE HOLIDAYS. IN JESUS THERE IS ALL JOY, BUT IN THE WORLD WE FIND ANOTHER. BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO THROUGH IT ALL WILL HAVE THEIR EYES STAYED UPON THE LORD! THIS IS THE SECRET TO JOY!
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK ON THESE THINGS.” Philippians 4:8
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not grow weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.” Isaiah 51:11