The One Promise On Which You Can Always Anchor Your Joy

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“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.” (Psalm 51:12)

This verse is underlined and starred in my Bible because it’s been the cry of my heart for some time. 

I’m a task-oriented, driven person, and sometimes in my overzealous attempt to do it all, I find myself trudging through life with blinders on. I see the task in front, but miss the bigger picture surrounding it—the people I’m doing it for, the gifts that make it possible to accomplish, the God who gives those gifts. 

In accomplishing the tasks of living, I miss the joy of living. 

Many of you may experience the same thing. The feeling of daily joy slips elusive.

But that really isn’t how it should be. The Christian soul should always know an air of  joy. Even when she doesn’t feel it.

Because when we are blinded by the weight of today, there is always the promise of an eternity of glory-filled tomorrows.

When we are blinded by the weight of today, hold onto the promise of an eternity of glory-filled tomorrows. Share on X

Think about that! Today may be hard. Tomorrow even more so.

But the promise of an eternity of tomorrows is ours. And not the tomorrows that bring tears and sorrow. But the glorious days of unending peace, love, and joy, worshiping with the heavenly host.

We mustn’t let this life crowd out our celebration of the life to come. Salvation, the gift of spending eternity with God our Father, should always make our hearts dance. 

Salvation, the gift of spending eternity with God, should always make our hearts dance, regardless of circumstances. Share on X

There is joy found everywhere if we learn how to look for it.

But no more so than in the promise of our salvation.

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“Come, let us shout joyfully to the Lord, shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation!” (Psalm 95:1)

Reflections: What about today weighs you down the most? Have you found that load lighter when placed in the proper perspective of the promise of an eternity of glory-filled tomorrows? 

Linking with Lisa-Jo and 5 minute Friday where a crowd writes uninhibited for 5 minutes (or a few more) on a given topic. It is a wonderful exercise in letting the words flow. Click the button (icon) to check out more posts or consider linking up yourself. Today’s word is: “Joy.”

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  1. Amy Ward on March 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    That’s one of my FaVoRiTe verses, too! Love it! Thanks for writing today at FMF!

    • Julie Sunne on March 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      FMF is so good for my writing, Amy, and brings me JOY. It is my pleasure. Thank you for popping over.

  2. Crystal Cyr on March 21, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    So encouraging! Thank you for sharing and reminding us that we have an amazing eternity awaiting us! I enjoyed your reflection questions at the end as well. ♥ your FMF Sister. ~ Crystal

    • Julie Sunne on March 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Setting our sights on eternity is such an important perspective to maintain, Crystal, but the foggy world does get in the way at times, doesn’t it? So grateful for your comment.

  3. Holly Solomon Barrett on March 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Julie, thanks for the encouragement to look for the joy in the middle of my every day life! We were on the same page for FMF this week. Great post!

    • Julie Sunne on March 21, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      I’m glad you found my post encouraging, Holly. At the beginning, in the middle, and at the end–all great places to find joy! 🙂

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

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