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Gladness in God

Find gladness in God, for in Him is life. He separates the day from the night and there is no sorrow in His presence. His goodness is plentiful for the day and His love for us will never empty.

For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,
or let your Holy One see corruption.
You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of gladness with your presence.

(Acts 2:27-28)

We are but a vapor, but in God, there is meaning to all we do. By the salvation we have in Him through Jesus, His son, our sins are no more. His grace is sufficient to quell our anxious heart. All joy belongs to our Father who is in heaven, and He freely gives it to us.

Look to God for gladness of heart, for He will not hold back His spirit from our bones. He will pour His love into us, so long as we ask with a penitent heart. We will inherit all joy when our deepest longing is to please Him, creator of all things, author and finisher of our faith.

Whatever ails us, let us fear not, for the Lord will prevail. His justice is righteous. Our patience is as a fine fruit He chose for us from the Tree of Life. Our happiness is in our Savior, for He is good, pure and just.

Always seek gladness in God.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

16 thoughts on “Gladness in God

  1. Amen! I highly approve of this post. Find gladness in God, because in His presence there is fullness of joy. The Bible tells us, “rejoice and again I say, rejoice!” Remember to “consider it all joy.” Joy is Biblical and a fruit of the spirit. Gladness is often rooted in gratitude, so that’s another good thing to aim for. Sadly, many Christians become more rooted in fear, judgement, condemnation, suffering as evidence of our commitment to the Lord. The truth is however, even in our suffering, we can have gladness in God.

    1. Yes, this is exactly what the bible says, and it is beautiful how God is demonstrating His love for us by helping us through the suffering we go through. God bless!

  2. My friend Jack,
    “There is no sorrow in His Presence”

    Really what about the immediate judgment at the instant of death? Are you suggesting thee is no hell? (A a dangerous unbiblical teaching)

    May Jesus guide our paths,

    1. Hi Patrick,

      Psalms 16:11 answers it this way, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

      Blessings always,


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