Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

These are simple lessons from the Word of God that will assist us in life.

Joyful in Hope:
When we hope to receive something from God, that thing has not appeared in our lives yet. From the time we pray, to the time we receive our desire, there is a season of delay. During delay, doubt and frustration has a tendency to set in. At that point, we must recognize that the enemy is attempting to distract us and we must choose to be joyful.

We’re joyful because every Godly desire has been paid for by the blood of Jesus and we know regardless of how long it takes, our promise will come to pass. In every season of delay, there is a lesson from God. As we successfully complete that lesson, that lesson helps us to become better people through maturity (James 1:4).

So as you hope for your promise, make an intentional decision to have joy.