How to Celebrate When You Are Not Feeling It.

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“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Just so you know, the day doesn’t get to choose if it is enjoyable or not, you do.

The “always” is there because you won’t always feel like rejoicing.

Some days test your patience, challenge your sanity and make you want to say bad words.

“Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Instead of blowing up, bow down in prayer.

God is close- so close, you can lean on Him, talk to Him and ask for His help all day long.

“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The peace of God does not depend on outward circumstances, other people’s choices or mistakes.

It comes from God and transcends all human understanding.

You can have the peace of God within you as the world goes crazy around you.

You don’t have to understand it to receive it.

Rejoice in the Lord always. Celebrate His love.

Enjoy it all as you walk with Jesus today, my friend.

Hope Now

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Hope now.
Right now.
Open wide your heart and let hope flood in.
Let it rush into your mind and fill your spirit to the brim.
Don’t wait for a better day, a better time.
This is the day the Lord has made, this is the time you have.
“Wait, Israel, for GOD.
Wait with hope.
Hope now;
hope always!”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭131:3‬ ‭MSG‬‬