Pursuing Joy

Joy: part 2. Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian. We are called to a life of joy and happiness. The Bible talks about eternal pleasures and everlasting happiness. We will all experience sorrow; but being a glum, miserable person is not the way Christians are meant to be.


How do we respond when we face tough situations, when we’re out of our depth and there’s nothing we can do? We see David face these situations and we see that he “strengthened himself in the Lord his God”.


Looking at the story of Hannah we discover three main points: when tragedy comes, we need to trust God; when we make promises to God, we need to honour them; and He is the life-changer, the role-reversersal.