Joy gives you wings in difficult circumstances; the problems don’t go away, but you can rise above them.
Think about being in the presence of the most caring, compassionate and loving person that you know. Now, multiply that feeling a hundred times, and you may get a sense of what it was like for the disciples to know Jesus.
Are you jealous that Peter, John and the rest of the gang got to know Jesus personally? Well, don’t be. Oh, sure, you can’t presently experience the joy of seeing Him face-to-face, but that day will come. And in the meantime, you’ll have the joy that comes from having a personal relationship with Almighty God.
You can connect with God and experience His abundant joy. Don’t miss the opportunity.
“Truly, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy when you see me again. John 16:20