I’ve been fighting for joy today.
Fighting as a justified sinner.
it’s still hard though
2 passages I’ve had in my head all day:
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”
“Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
fight for joy.
God’s grace in my life today:
Justification comes before sanctification.
I can have victory because my sins (including joylessness) were all paid for by Jesus on the cross.
I’m saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.