Confident, Comforted, Overflowing with Joy

Published: Friday, February 24th, 2017

  Rising above our emotions, circumstances and even people, is possible by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Followers of Christ, our foundation is Jesus, the solid Rock, our faith is built on Him.

(NASB) 2 Corinthians 7:4 “Great is my confidence in you; great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.”

Confident!

Comforted!

Overflowing with joy when under pressure of any kind!

  Our confidence is in God our Savior – His name is Jesus.  God’s people follow Him and serve Him as they minister to others.

We are comforted; yes, “filled with comfort” when we think of our sisters and brothers in Christ being faithful to our Lord.

Deep joy within our being is not dependent on our emotions, circumstances, people or health.

We are overflowing with joy even when we are under great pressures – our joy comes from God Himself.

  The Lord Jesus gave a parable of a wise man:
(NASB) Matthew 7:24-25 “… everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
25 ‘And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”

  The Lord Jesus continued with the parable of a foolish man:
(NASB) Matthew 7:26-27 “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
27 ‘The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell–and great was its fall.”

~ Take it to heart ~

A wise person will be confident, comforted and overflowing with joy because they are building their lives of faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.