It can be hard to be happy. At least for me! How often do you go through day after day without any joy? Discontentment. Sadness. Depression. Rejection. Loneliness. Pain. Loss. Sickness. Failure. Disappointment. How could we have any joy? Sin in us and around us seeks to rob us of our joy every single day. It seems impossible to live with joy!
But it’s not. It’s not impossible to have joy in your life, if you know Jesus. Here’s Jesus’ promise: “Rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). There’s one thing that can bring you real joy today and every day of your life: Your name is written in heaven! Isn’t that amazing? Jesus loves you so much. Jesus died to forgive every one of your sins on the cross. Jesus promises eternal life for you in heaven. No one and nothing can ever take that away from you! Real joy comes from Jesus. Whatever you’re facing today isn’t going to last forever. But heaven will! In the midst of the disappointments and rejection and sickness and pain, rejoice that your name is written in heaven.