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Day 8: Joy

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.”
John 16:20

Heavenly Father, you have warned us that in this life we will face difficulties. Some of these troubles will be small, but others will seem catastrophic. No matter the severity of the trial, may we see it as an opportunity to put our faith and trust in you, knowing that you have a greater plan. We may be tested by these troubles, but we find that we can persevere through it all if we lean on you. We can count it all JOY if we trust that in all things YOU ARE GOD. You are for us and not against us. May your will, not ours, be done. Amen.

How will Jesus show up in my day today?
Do I have the eyes and ears to see and hear the wonders of his love and mercy?
How will I experience his grace? Will I see something miraculous? Something hope-filled that will transform me?

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