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Your future hope is the number one determinative of your present joy. What you are hoping in for the future will tell you a lot about who you are now. When you look at people throughout the centuries, people in horrible and painful situations have been able to find joy and peace, while people in relatively good or comfortable situations have been miserable. The difference is what they are hoping in. So, the question for you is where is your hope? What are you hoping in that will really last? Most people spend their time and energy investing in passing joys, fleeting moments, and rusting toys. But my hope for you, for my church, and for myself is that we would hope in the eternal, never-diminishing kingdom of Christ. In His kingdom relationships will never end, hearts will never be broken, and true peace will be known. Trust in Jesus, the Son of God who came to earth to save you from your sin and to call you into His eternal joy.
I’m Jason Dees, encouraging you to think through it.