Updated: Mar 19, 2021
Video from Dr. Michael S. Heiser
"The best definition of joy I ever heard was not; "Oh, I'm giddy and happy." It's having a theistic optimism about life. In other words, you live your life under the assumption optimistically, that ultimately, God does know what he's doing. And it will turn out the way God wants it in the end. You can have bad things happen, but you know that this is not the end of the story." from video introduction
Do you believe and understand that regardless of what happens in life God remains involved? When scripture says, “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out” (John 6:37), we can be assured that we are secure in Christ. Because God is sovereign, nothing and no one can thwart his promises.