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Molly’s Minute: Joy In Suffering

May 4, 2020

I keep hearing people say, “This is a really tough situation, but we’ll get through it.”

And we will.

But it doesn’t have to stop there.

We don’t just have to crawl through this and barely make it to the end. We can thrive through it.

It is possible to feel joy even in the midst of this suffering and sickness and separation. 

And we can tap into that joy if we remember who we are and whose we are.

When we remember that we are loved by God—that we’re His children—the joy of that overshadows everything else. Because who we are in Christ is the biggest, strongest, most real thing in our lives.

The gravity and severity of the situation we’re in aren’t lost on us. But we know that nothing is truer about us and our situation than the fact that we are loved by God. And the joy that comes from knowing that is more powerful than anything life can throw at us.

So, let’s remember who we are and whose we are today, and let’s let that joy lift us above our circumstances.

Psalm 59:16 “But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress in the day of my distress.”

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