In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire —may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:6-9 -NIV
Tis the season to be jolly. There are times during this season when we won’t always feel so jolly. During this time of the year we genuinely think of loves ones that we have lost. This is the time when we get to trust God and lean on our Faith to get us through. Knowing that God will help to get us through this and that He loves us will help to give us the joy of the Lord.
Heavenly Father, we come to you today to say Thank you. Lord we thank you for all that you are doing in our lives. Lord we just ask that you help us through the times when it gets hard, the times when we feel like we can’t go on any longer. Lord, continue to fill us with your joy and love. Lord, we look to you for hope to make it through and we’re rejoicing in knowing that you are with us and that you will always be with us. Lord, we love and praise your name. In Jesus name we pray Amen.