Reasons for Joy

by Max Lucado

Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.”
Psalm 144:15

How’s life?” someone asks. And we who’ve been resurrected from the dead say, “Well, things could be better.” Or, “Couldn’t get a parking place.” Or, “My parents won’t let me move to Hawaii.” Or, “People won’t leave me alone so I can finish my sermon of selfishness.”

Are you focused on what you don’t have that you are blind to what you do?

You have a ticket to heaven no thief can take,
an eternal home no divorce can break.

Every sin of your life has been cast to the sea.
Every mistake you’ve made is nailed to the tree.

You’re blood-bought and heaven made.
A child of God – forever saved.

So be grateful, joyful – for isn’t it true?
What you don’t have is much less
than what you do.

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Max Lucado
Used by permission

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3 Responses to Reasons for Joy

  1. Aida Salazar says:

    son de mucha bendición sus libros, porque nos ayudan a fortalecer nuestro espíritu, aunque sabemos que realmente el que nos da las fuerzas es nuestro Señor Jesucristo, yo estoy agradecida por usted y que siga adelante, que nos siga ayudando a fortaleces nuestras almas en el temor a nuestro Padre Celestial, porque solo el merece la adoracion y alabanza Dios le bendiga,

  2. AmyC says:

    I am the Lucky & Happy one because psalm 144:15 ‘ Happy are those whose God is The Lord’ Thank You GOD You choose me to be the Happy one. You love me like your own son! Your love to me is so unconditional, do not have to sit for any exam to have a pass for it. GOD thank You for your LOVE, I must love YOU because You love me first.GOD reminds me every minute no to go away from You. I must live in Your coverage, your house , your supervision, your guidance and your protections. GOD without You I will lost my path.I am like a ship in the big sea and You are the pilot, You are the one who directs my ways. GOD thank you for your GREAT LOVE,…

  3. DAN says:

    AS A CHILD OF GOD,THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH.THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN THE HEART OF MEN IS SOMETHING MORETHAN GOLD…JESUS IN THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN IS THE TRUE JOY EVER.JESUS GIVES JOY THROUGH THE DARKEST NIGTH.

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