Finding Real Joy 尋找真正的喜樂
Romans 8:31 (NLT): “What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?”
Fear is a universal problem and it takes away your joy. But the good news is you don’t have to be afraid. You have God on your side!
What’s your greatest fear? Is it failure? Disappointment, Embarrassment? Rejection? Not fitting in? Satan uses all of these fears to rob you of joy. He knows what will make you joyful, so he creates fears to oppose those things.
For instance, Satan knows one of the greatest sources of joy in life is when you share the love of Christ with an unbeliever. So he makes you afraid to tell people about Jesus. Satan knows doing what’s right will also bring you joy. So he makes you afraid of what other people will think if you do the right thing. He makes you worry more about your popularity than pleasing God.
Here’s the truth. If you are to find joy, you need only one thing. You need to live for an audience of One: God. That’s Jesus’ path to complete and total joy.
He said, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete” (John 15:11 NIV).
～ Rev. Jireh Lin 林以勒牧師～