It can be hard to grasp what “fullness of joy” really means for us in a nuts and bolts, rubber meets the road kind of way. If you have been following along in this series, you might understand the theory, but you might wonder, “When do I get to feel joy? Does that ever happen?” If I give you a great recipe for chocolate chip cookies, what good is that if you never taste one?
We might struggle with understanding what this fullness of joy means on a practical level.
So I can describe what joy looks like in this life, I want to first consider what joy will look like in the life that is to come. Here’s why: the joy we experience in eternity will be the fullest joy ever experienced. We might have reason to doubt that we are experiencing “fullness” of joy in this life, but we know that we will experience it in heaven. In this life, God continually elevates our joy to this ultimate experience of joy. By means of His providence – both pleasant providences and hard providences – God expands our capacity for joy and increases our experience of it until we reach eternity.Continue reading “What Does Fullness of Joy Look Like?”