The Joy of Faith

We let many things, often small things, rob us of our joy in the Lord. But we have good reasons to have joy, not just a little joy, but great joy . . . joy so great that it is beyond our ability to express! That inability to express in not because we are stoic and expressive, but because the cause for joy is so great that even the most emotionally expressive person is unable to effectively express it.

Peter writes to those who are refugees; they have fled their homes, left behind life as they knew it; now live among strange people; probably have suffer loss of most, if no all worldly possessions. Consider yourself in that situation. Consider being a Christian refugee in Syria – is there joy? Is there rejoicing even though there are various trials. God never commands us to do something impossible for us. Joy and rejoicing are possible when we have a proper perspective.