You know what they call someone who’s waiting for someone or something to make them happy? Unhappy. The promises and prayers that you hold onto for your future are not what will fulfill your life. If you won’t be happy until “X” happens, then you’ve got your priorities in the wrong place. Jesus must be your great love and joy, Everything else will be icing on the cake.
Jesus died on the cross for your joy to be filled. It was the great sacrifice of heaven. To embrace who He is and all He has given will change you from the inside. He takes away all the sad and depressing issues and replaces them with His Spirit of love, joy, and peace.
If you expect to be happy later when your life is changed, then you haven’t fully embraced Jesus. He is all you need. He is the answer to every question. [Why am I sad? You don’t have Jesus. When will I be happy? When you embrace Jesus.]
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. Set everything aside and go to God. Decide to love Him above all things and joy will come so full you won’t be able to get your arms around it.
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