Looking at Isaiah again, Josh reminds us that it's not our job to produce joy, explaining that recognizing our brokenness and fostering a complete dependence on Jesus is the source of joy. Jesus looks at us and doesn't see the brokenness or the accusations we hurl at ourselves. Jesus sees the complete picture. He sees where we are and where we're headed. He doesn't see a sapling. He sees the oak of righteousness that Isaiah prophesied about. Isaiah 61:1-11. Luke 4:16-21. Psalm 126.
December 17, 2017