Fear of God Devotional: The Joy That Comes from Repentance

What is an example of the joy that comes from repentance?

John Snyder explains in this video that an early English reformer named John Bradford is one of the greatest examples of repentance. During his life, he was betrayed by one of his co-pastors. In prison, he met other famous early English reformers and they were put into one cell together. It was a sweet time for them. Bradford is mainly known for his work on the doctrine of repentance. 

One person noted that Bradford would enter into his prayer closet and weep to such a degree that you would think that he could never be happy again. Later, he would emerge so happy that people who met him later found it hard to believe that he could be sad. 

Psalm 51:12 (NKJV) – “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”