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Joy in Sorrow

July 14, 2015

2 Corinthians 6:10 NKJV
… as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

From NetBible 2 Co 6:10

  • sorrowful[3076] = affect with sadness, grief
  • always rejoicing[5463] = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful==>always have joy, always filled with deep joy, ever glad

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One day we won’t be “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” – the sorrow will be wiped away. The Lord will wipe away every tear!

Be joyful, rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Moreover, let us also be full of joy now – even in sorrow!

Remember – the Lord Jesus Christ is the only One who can turn your sorrow into joyful dancing, let Him remove your sackcloth and cloth you with joy!

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Revelation 21:4-5 AMP
4 God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.
5 And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).

Romans 5:1-5 AMP
1 Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
2 Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
3 Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
4 And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
5 Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.

Psalm 30:4-5,11-12 NLT
4 Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones! Praise His holy name.5 For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night,  but joy comes with the morning. …
… 11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy 12 that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever!

 

Hope Poured Out – HOLD FAST!

November 8, 2009

Midst the darkness
HOLD FAST!

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; -Heb 10:23

Hope begins in the dark
In things yet unseen.

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. -Heb 11:1 NLT

So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord
No matter what — Do not give up — HOLD FAST the promises
Remain steadfast, persevere and eagerly expectantly wait
For all the promises to you are true. -Num 23:19


This type of hope in the LORD NEVER disappoints!
For midst the darkness His love is poured out
Refining and sustaining a faith more precious than gold
A great treasure in a jar of clay
A glory that is about to be revealed
As surely as the rising sun breaks forth causing darkness to flee
HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME!

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us! -Rom 8:18 AMP

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. … That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. -2 Cor 4:7, 16-18 NLT

Hope Rises Midst the Darkness


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Romans 8:23-25     And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with *perseverance{patience} we wait eagerly for it.

Hebrews 10:35-37    So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. *Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE, HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY.

From: Netbible Heb 10:36 & Netbible Rom 8:25
*patient endurance – hupomone [5281]
1) steadfastness, constancy, endurance
1a) in the NT the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from
his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by
even the greatest trials and sufferings
1b) patiently, and steadfastly
2) a patient, steadfast waiting for
3) a patient enduring, sustaining, perseverance
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Romans 5:1-5 AMP THEREFORE, SINCE we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
2Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
3Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
4And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
5Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.