The promise of future joy penetrates back into the present and sustains us with joy now in the midst of sorrow.
When Christ died, so did our sin-loving selves. Now, God sends suffering to weed out the sin that lingers and stunts our joy in Christ.
Christians don’t need to crave people’s approval because we live every day in the full and lasting approval of our heavenly Father.
In a digital age, a constant barrage of information can crowd out what matters most. Maybe we could all benefit from a break every once in a while.