Posts with the tag “joy”

God is with us.
by Devon McCoy on September 28th, 2021
God is with me.  I am never alone. One of the truest things I know about God is that He is present. He is near. He is close. He is not going to leave or abandon me. I was trying to think of a single experience I’ve had with God in which I learned this, but the truth is I know God is always with me, not because of one encounter, but because of many. He is with me in all of my moments and He is with...  Read More
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room
by Devon McCoy on December 9th, 2020
The classic Christmas hymn ‘Joy to the World’ is always a mark that the holiday season is upon us. I love how, well...joyful it is. Joy--one of the fruits of the Spirit-- is something I think we always desire more of, and often can seem so elusive. We sing about it, we want it, we know that Jesus’ coming brings it, but I think a lot of the time we don’t know how to experience it, or even more, to ...  Read More
Consider it Pure Joy
by Devon McCoy on October 23rd, 2020
One of my favorite verses, which I was challenged to learn in middle school, is James 1:2-4. It reads,“Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds for the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its works so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”Can I just say that sometimes doing this can be hard? Like, not only should...  Read More
The Wilderness
by Devon McCoy on October 19th, 2020
About a week before I got the news that I would not be returning to school last semester, God told me that I was entering into a wilderness- unknown to me, but not to Him. Let me tell you, not getting to participate in my many organizations, going back to the whole family living in one house, and having my summer plans to go to portfolio school be wrecked was NOT what I thought God meant by a wild...  Read More