John 15:9-14 (NLT) 9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
Every day we read about violence and all kinds of bad news. It almost seems if no one in the world has any happiness or joy. But, as Christians, we should be filled with the joy of the Lord. If we are still having days when we are feeling down and out, remember that God’s salvation does not depend on our feelings. Ask God to restore the joy of your salvation to you.
In 2 Peter 1:3 we read this: By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.
If we believe what the Bible tells us, we should be so excited that we are always jumping with joy!