Discouragement is a thief. It steals hope, joy, and happiness. (Mike Lee, American pastor)

Someone has said that life is like a bowl of cherries. The comedienne Erma Bombeck replies, “If life is a bowl of cherries, then what am I doing in the pits?” Sometimes life is like that; we struggle with failure, injury, death, or disease. To restore joy in our lives, we must look beyond ourselves and our circumstances to the source of true joy.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him (Romans 15:13).