“No one will take your joy away from you.” (John 16:22)
There is a popular bit of wisdom that says that No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt Today’s Gospel tells us so. Nothing that we are feeling now: No trouble, no problem, no sorrow, no nothing will take away our joy. God has given us power beyond power to overcome all that troubles. God has given us the will to seek out the resources and help that we need. God is here on the earth in every friend that supports us. Every counselor, therapist, minister that works with us to help us heal our wounded souls/hearts.
Our voice flies to heaven with wings of angels to God and He hears us because we are His Daughters, we are His Priests, Prophet and Queen! Our voice is important to God, our concerns, our hopes, our fears, our joys. God’s love for us is eternal: He weeps when we weep, rejoices when we have joy! God does not create our troubles, He is there to support and guide us when we suffer.
For even in our pain we have joy. For even in trouble we have the support of God and so have peace.