Joy Really IS Coming!

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“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord.” (Isa 54:17 KJV)

Sometimes it can feel like the obstacles in our path are insurmountable. Things can look grim indeed. We knock down one wall, only to find two or three more standing behind it. We barely start our victory celebration from overcoming one challenge, and another comes to take its place.

It can be easy to get discouraged, to wonder if there is any end to the trials, any light at the end of the tunnel. But then something happens. Just when it seems we are about to be crushed by overwhelming odds, the sun breaks through the darkness, some encouraging word, some bit of good news, or some wonderful memory of yesterday pierces the dark clouds that have weighed us down.

Standing in the dark, with heaviness all about you, life can seem a hopeless stream of suffering without end. Yet for the Christian, we are not left orphans in this world, we have precious promises from our Father–No weapons used against us will succeed, everyone who turns their sharp tongues on us will be silenced, for our righteousness is from the Lord, and He is both our shield and sword.

The day may bring sorrow and weeping, but lift your head up and look to the Lord, for joy is coming.

Prayer: Thank You Lord for being our Father, our Savior, our Deliverer, and our Redeemer. Amen.

About the Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. With God’s help he has survived many years with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease. He is author of the book: Chronic Illness.

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