Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer
I’m so happy I got to spend the last week up here in Nashville visiting my mom. Watching the leaves change color is always something j look forward to since it’s not what we get back home in Miami.
Seasons come and go, and it’s possible to be in a few different kinds of seasons at the same time.
You could be sadly impatient and miserably waiting for the love of your life. At the same time, you could be graduating college this semester, getting ready to be awarded one of your biggest achievements.
Perspective is what changes everything, and this verse is one that we can hold onto at any given season.
Joyful in hope. Experience only the joy Jesus can bring. The indescribable peace that he brings.
Patient in affliction. Even in the hardest seasons, we must have the patience to see God’s work at large. He is orchestrating something you cannot even fathom.
But above all that, we must be faithful in prayer. It’s been the theme the last few weeks—the power of prayer. So I urge you to pray in every season. For everyone around you and everything, you may be going through.
Where ever you find yourself, I pray you to feel the ever-presence of Jesus. He’s there. Like we said yesterday, call out to Him. He’s listening.
Praying we all find time to rest this weekend.
Jesus, thank you for the blessed week we’ve all just had. Thank you for opening opportunities and blessing us with an abundance of hope and joy this week. Jesus, as we continue our faith journey, we ask that you remind us to feel all of the emotions. May we feel full of joy in our happiest seasons, but may we also have patience when we walk through valleys. Jesus, I am praying for the person on the other side of this mic. May they feel your presence today and every day. May we all find time to rest and rejoice in your love this weekend. We love you, and it is in your holy name that we pray, Amen!