Happy Monday! Today as I was getting ready for work, I was thinking about JOY. In times of pain, it is hard to set our hearts in a rhythm of joyfulness. And of course my friend Henri decided to give me some encouragement on the issues of JOY (see below). May you and I be encouraged today to let JOY flow from hard circumstances. It’s not in our nature…so let’s pray that God’s power and spirit will move in great ways to allow us to taste his overflowing joy in our lives:)
Thanks Henri for this lovely reminder….
Joy is what makes life worth living, but for many joy seems hard to find. They complain that their lives are sorrowful and depressing. What then brings the joy we so much desire? Are some people just lucky, while others have run out of luck? Strange as it may sound, we can choose joy. Two people can be part of the same event, but one may choose to live it quite differently than the other. One may choose to trust that what happened, painful as it may be, holds a promise. The other may choose despair and be destroyed by it.
What makes us human is precisely this freedom of choice.