Psalm 33:21-22 (NKJV)
21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name. 22 Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.
Do you have joy in your heart? Think about it before you read further. The joy you have in your heart can only come with knowing Jesus and having a relationship with Him. He went to the cross for you and loves you. His love for you is what held Him on the cross. He has the nail scars to show His love for you. Now as we look deeper into our hearts the joy comes from your trust in Him. Your trust because He knows you and He listens. We gain the joy that leads to trust when our prayer time includes listening and spending time in the Scriptures. The answers are there not only of His love, but also with direction and encouragement. Our hearts are comforted when we give everything to Him and listen to the love He desires to share with us.
His love leads to the hope we have in Him. Jesus went to the cross for us to be forgiven of our sins so we can spend eternity with Him. Extra time with Him guides us and shows us the hope we have for eternity. So, invest time in your relationship with the One who knows you and your needs. This will in turn provide the joy you need on life’s journey with the One who loves us.