September 23–Overtaken By Joy…Paid for By Jesus!

So much pressure and responsibility can overwhelm us. So much sadness and distress can overtake us. Our inclination to sin seems to always be there ready to trip us up. Death to these mortal bodies will not be escaped by any of us on this side of heaven.

But that is not the end of the story…not the end of this life’s race!

The ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Isaiah 51:11

Even now, on this side of Heaven let the singing flow! Because I have received God’s everlasting joy in my spirit, in my mind, in my heart, in my soul and in my life!

Is everything now fabulously easy? NO! Do I still have hard times, sad times, bad times and sin times? YES!

So What’s the change? What has God done for me?

 As a ransomed child of God, sin and death, sorrow and sighing are forced to flee from me because my Messiah Jesus Christ has paid the full penalty for my sin through His death!

As a ransomed child of God, I am overtaken by the gladness and by the joy that cost Jesus Christ His life!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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