Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
(1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV)
More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
(Romans 5:11 ESV)
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
(John 10:10 ESV)
“When I was 18 I finally realized that Christ was the only thing that was ever going to make me happy and joyful. Before that I was trying to find joy in partying and boys and popularity through sports and extracurricular activities. I was just trying to escape from a life of suffering and unhappiness. Finally, I had everything torn from me.”
“It was a wake up call that God loves me and though sometimes we do suffer, God loves us. Because he loves us, he gives us grace and he gives us the truth. If we decide to have a relationship with him, there is unlimited joy despite our relationships, our jobs, or our societal success.”