You Can Have It!

A message from Jesus

Nothing in your life—no physical circumstance or condition—should have the power to steal away your joy, happiness, and contentment. You have the power to decide how you think, how you feel, and what your outlook on life is. You also have My promises in the Bible that you can claim for the joy, hope, and contentment that you desire.

I want you to believe in My love for you; to believe that you can be content, happy, and have a life filled with joy as you trust in Me and claim My promises. When you’re in the middle of a very unhappy situation, you might think that this is impossible to do, but it's not. Many people have faced great hardships, handicaps, and difficulties, yet they opened their lives to love and joy. They were cheerful and happy despite the things that life had brought their way. They were overcomers! But they would have never lifted a finger, never changed anything, never gone anywhere, never been anyone, if they had allowed their usefulness to be swallowed up by negativity and discontent. You may not think that you have a winning personality or a treasure chest full of personal talents, but no matter what you think about yourself, praise Me anyway and let Me help you to keep away any negative and debilitating feelings.

You can be content, positive, and joyful! It is within your right as My child to claim all these things because My Word has promised it! Psalm 16:11 says, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (ESV).
Originally published April 2006; adapted. Illustrations by Krome. Design by Stefan Merour. Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

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