Episode 236:

Hope in the Ordinary – Freudenfrede

June 28, 2022

Hope in the ordinary Freudenfrede Transforming Mission

Hope in the Ordinary

This series of devotions are meant to serve as a simple reminder of God’s presence in the ordinary moment of everyday life. Throughout the summer, we’ll share a devotion each week to remind you of God’s presence and the power of hope. Every week, you’ll find the scripture, prayer, and reflection question on the website along with links to other devotions.


Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. – Romans 12:15

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:4


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Lord Jesus, you rejoice with us when we rejoice and mourn with us when we mourn. Thank you for allowing me to find joy in the success of others, to experience the power of emotions, and the privilege of celebrating the success of the people closest to me. Guide me this day to be open to your joy. Amen. 


At the end of the day, return to this question: 

When is the last time you experienced Fredenfreude (Freud-en-freued-ä)? What brought you joy today? Give thanks to God for the people and moments of joy you experienced.

Return next week for another devotion on Hope in the Ordinary.

Listen to Episode 234 – Hope in the Ordinary – For the Birds

Listen to Episode 235 – Hope in the Ordinary – Notifications