Be confident for we are in the body and absent from the Lord but we walk by faith and not by sight. Be strong, take heart and always be joyful. A cheerful heart is good medicine.
2 Corinthians 5:6-7 6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Be joyful always
1 Thessalonians 5:16 16 Rejoice always,
Be strong and take heart
Psalm 31:24 24 Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.
Cheerful heart is good medicine
Proverbs 17:22 22 A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
God has plans for us
Jeremiah 29:10, 11 10 For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Hope in God
Psalm 42:5 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
For the help of His countenance.
Let us rejoice and be glad
Psalm 118:24 24 This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Lift up eyes to hills
Psalm 121:1 1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help?
No fear of bad news
Psalm 112:7, 8 7 He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
8 His heart is established;
He will not be afraid,
Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
There is a future
Psalm 37:37 37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace.
God has plans for us, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Rejoice and be glad for this is a day that the Lord has made and there is a future for the men and women that are blameless and upright, for the future of these men and women is peace.
Because we have received grace and mercy from the Lord then we must show grace and mercy to all our neighbors. When we show grace and mercy to others we show our love, honor and devotion to God.
Where there is no sin, there is no wrath, but there will always be faith, hope, love and holiness. Therefore those who have faith, hope, love and holiness will always be found in Jesus’ Book of Life.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Optimism.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kindom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,