Romans 15:13 “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
We need to have trust in God that He knows what is best for us and has us right where we need to be. When we trust and glorify Him in our day to day we can feel the power of the Holy Spirit in us and we know to surrender our feelings for the Spirit’s power. When we understand this and our hearts are changed to follow Christ we have and can feel the joy and peace that comes from God alone. The world is going to happen and bad and sad news will be delivered but when we truly have faith that God is God and we are not we have comfort from the Spirit. It doesn’t mean we don’t feel sad or morn but there is peace that everything is under control because we are children of God. When we take our eyes off God we struggle with the world and we get discouraged but we know to pray and grow so it is the Spirit of God that gets us to praise God in the storms of life.
I love what Jesus says in John 14:27, “I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” When we know and live to be like Christ we know that our home is waiting us in heaven and we are here on earth to honor and love God so much that we surrender and say not my will or wants but yours. Then we trust in Him and the Spirit’s power fills us and we have joy and peace as we wait patiently for our new home. Amen