Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, let the wicked perish before God. But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy. Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds—his name is the LORD—be exultant before him. Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God gives the desolate a home to live in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious live in a parched land. O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, So the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, at the presence of God, the God of Israel. Rain in abundance, O God, you showered abroad; you restored your heritage when it languished; your flock found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy. (Psalm 68:1-10, NRSV)
Sometimes it is hard to find joy in life.
Sometimes it is where we least expect it.
If we are in Christ and have God as a part of our lives, then joy is always there.
Just like here in these peppers. Joy!
Because God is for us, it doesn’t matter who or what is against us. We can always have joy.
Because God is our champion. He is our protector. He will never leave us nor forsake us.
So we can always find joy in Him!