Finding Hope, Peace & Joy

Writer / Pastor John Dickerson

Where do you need some peace and joy in your life today? Life has been scary and stressful recently. The daily news reports create anxiety, fear and worry, and you may feel you aren’t provided for right now. I want you to know you are not alone.

In Romans 15:13, Paul wrote, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

I want to share with you three key ways you can find hope, peace and joy, even in the midst of a storm.

Look to God.

Whether you’re facing challenges in your marriage, finances, health or more, you can trust in Him to help. You can continue to look for Jesus even when you may feel isolated, overcome with discouragement, and hopeless during this challenging time. If you feel like you don’t have hope and feel anxiety creeping in, will you declare, “God, I look to you to be my hope”?

Give hope to others in need.

God has given you talents and gifts. Whether you have the gift of hospitality, encouragement, understanding or another, you can use those gifts to connect with others. Write a note of encouragement, deliver groceries or donate your time and resources to help others. Serving others increases your hope and joy while allowing you to experience God’s power firsthand.

Reach out for help.

We know this season may be bringing new challenges to you, and we want to come alongside you to help. If you need prayer, someone to talk to, groceries delivered or have another need, please call 317-858-4668. We have people ready to serve, love and help you.

God wants to help bring hope and stability to you, our community and the world. Will you join me in continuing to read His word, pursuing what He says and believing the truth that God will fill you with peace and joy as you trust Him?

If you were encouraged today, I invite you to sign up for my daily hope devotionals sent via text each morning. Simply text the word “daily” to 317-350-1996 to be added to the list.

Together in Spirit,

Pastor John

Connection Pointe Christian Church

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