SERMON SERIES: HOLD ON
Hold On to Joy
Rev. Dr. Willie Francois
God, many of us are finding it difficult to maintain our joy, but You invite us to lay our burdens at Your feet. Not only do You offer to lift the heavy burdens of disappointment, despair, and trauma from this year, but You invite us to reflect on the repertoire of Your faithful track record. This is the place of joy. The place of remembering how far You’ve brought us, and the place of reflecting on the timeless memories of victory and glory. This week, we decide to stop giving attention to all that is going wrong, we refuse to nurture painful memories and realties, and place our hope and faith in You, and You alone. It is from this place that we can access reserves of joy that come from being in relationship with a faithful and loving God.
In the name of Jesus, we pray, amen.
WRITTEN BY TAMIKA NUNLEY