By remembering what is true, we hold onto the Promise that everlasting joy is our inheritance. As we step into Easter, Stasi reminds us that even in the midst of overwhelming heartbreak, Jesus is victorious, and in that, our hope rests. Friends, sorrow, pain, and loss do not have the final word nor does it define us. We will overcome because Jesus has overcome.
Hebrews 10:23 (NIV) — Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV) — …Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) — The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
Psalms 56:8 (NLT) — You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
Matthew 7:25 (NIV) — The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
Psalms 32:11 (NIV) — Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!
Psalms 96:11 (NIV) — Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Joshua 4:5-9 (NIV) — Reference to the story of remembering stones
Joel 1:3 (NIV) — Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation.
John 16:24 (NIV) — Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
John 16:22 (NLT) — So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.
It Is Well With My Soul penned by Horatio Spafford
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp — ”Eucharisteo (Thanksgiving) always precedes the miracle.”
Defiant Joy by Stasi Eldredge