Job 6:10 – Then I would still have this consolation— my joy in unrelenting pain— that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.
When the party is over, what do you do?! When you have an everlasting joy, it sustains you whether or not there is a party. The joy of the Lord causes you to be joyful when there is insistent sorrow; like that of a sister who is suffering from breast cancer, or a friend’s mother with Alzheimer’s disease. Choose to glorify the God of your salvation, believing that what He says, He will do. Though the circumstances look dark – behind it there is a silver lining, though sicknesses seem to be destroying your relatives’ body – they will rise again. Drawing strength from the joy of the Lord gives hope. Hope in God. Hope in the future.
Be consoled today and hold fast to the word of God – which will uphold you even when the party is over!
Hopelyn Mullings Brown©