Almighty God, you are the God of joy and salvation. You intertwine them forever through the joy of your salvation. May I not lean on my circumstance, but only upon the irreplaceable joy of your salvation every day until the day my faith shall be my eyes, and I see you face-to-face. Keep your joy within me, stubborn, unshakeable joy. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, whom I will one day see, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2 ESV)