Disappointment Becomes Joy

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One of the great bonuses of being a Christian is the great hope that extends beyond the grave into the glory of God’s tomorrow. A little girl was running toward a cemetery as the darkness of evening began to fall. She passed a friend who asked her if she was not afraid to go through the graveyard at night. “Oh, no,” she said, “I’m not afraid. My home is just on the other side!” We Christians are not afraid of the night of death because our heavenly home is “just on the other side.” The resurrection of Christ changed the midnight of bereavement into a sunrise of reunion; it changed the midnight of disappointment into a sunrise of joy; it changed the midnight of fear to a sunrise of peace. Today faith and confidence in the resurrected Christ can change your fear to hope and your disappointment to joy.

Hear this 1-minute story of a man facing a bleak future when he found joy in Christ. 

Prayer for the day

Whatever I fear the most, Lord Jesus, I put into Your loving hands, knowing You will give me peace and courage.

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  1. Sue Moore Hardy says:

    I am a Terminal Disable And Cannot Attend Church, but all the Books and Information I ever received from Rev. Billy Graham, I still have and read very often. Thank You For Your Prayers. Sue Moore Hardy.

  2. Barbara says:

    My mom died this past Monday, June 30, 2015. She would have been 88 on July 15, the date of this devotion. It gives me great comfort to know she has been born into eternal life. I love you, Mom.

  3. Maureen Machana Nnanah Nnanah Machana says:

    Thank you for lifting my faith

  4. Richard Shreedhar says:

    I have been blessed with the radio ministry and pray that God will use the ministry for reaching out lost souls.

  5. Katherine Hanock says:

    Find this a great blessing as I just lost my husband to Heaven for a short while. Looking forward to the day we will all join him there.

  6. Amy Neo says:

    Lost my sis in April. Cried when I read your beautiful words”…bereavement into a sunrise of reunion”. Such comforting words. Thank you, I am deeply touched by the reading of this message.

  7. Therese Tuckness says:

    PTL for the devotionals. They are a wonderful blessing to me. I share them too. God continue to bless you all. 🙂

  8. Leslie says:

    Thank you for sharing the hope we have in CHRIST

  9. martha says:

    Bless my family lord and thank you for everything we do have

  10. Sue Glover says:

    Praises to my LORD for the ministry of Billy Graham!!!