Day 20 in 40 Days of Joy

Saturday, May 20th

Title: Rejoicing in What We Cannot See

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8–9 says,

“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, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

Main Idea: The ultimate basis for all our joy is invisible—the Lord Jesus himself—yet he gives joy greater than what our visible world can provide.

More: The happiness that visible things provide is always mixed with fear of losing what we love because everything in this world is vulnerable. Money can fly away. People can leave or be lost. Jobs come and go. Physical attractiveness decays.

But spiritual things, invisible things—God and his heavenly kingdom—cannot be shaken. Consequently our joy in invisible realities is over the top: “inexpressible and filled with glory”! Trusting in the Savior we cannot see brings ultimate happiness.

Faith and Worship Declarations: Lord, I praise you because you are invisible and spiritual, but real and eternal. I rejoice in loving the Savior I cannot yet see with my eyes. I know that someday I will see you face to face.