Inexpressible Joy

Do you know how to acquire joy in your life? Do you understand where it comes from? Is your joy inexpressible? Is it a glorious joy you cannot explain? Have you thought about your faith? Have you thought about your salvation?

Joy can be inexpressible, meaning we cannot explain it when asked what it is. Perhaps someone has asked you why you always seem to be upbeat, even when it appears everything is going against you. Perhaps you attribute it to being naturally positive.

However, when our joy comes from our faith in Jesus Christ, it is not simply a positive attitude, whether it comes natural or not. Our faith and trust in Jesus, along with allowing Him to take control of our lives, brings a joy we cannot explain. He gifts us with His Spirit and fills us to the point of overflowing.

We can also point to the knowledge we are guaranteed salvation. When we fully grasp what that means, this world no longer has a hold on us. So, when everything goes against us, when we are in the midst of experiencing troubling situations, our joy remains. Growing in our knowledge of God, what Jesus has done for us, and the promises He has made to each of us increases our joy.

Knowledge, understanding, and trust increase our faith. As our faith increases, we desire to know God more. The more we get to know Him, the more our faith grows. As our faith grows, so our joy increases, to the point of being glorious. It becomes inexpressible, but no longer unexplainable.

I pray we all experience the inexpressible joy of Christ. I pray we pursue our knowledge and understanding of God. I pray each one of us grow in our faith, thereby growing in our joy. Trust God. Increase your faith. Experience inexpressible joy. Explain it as coming from Christ.

1 Peter 1:8-9 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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