Oh, today’s theme is EASY (well, theme itself is JOY – but that is EASY to write about!!) … who doesn’t want to live JOYfully?!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
A few years ago, I thought I’d lost my joy … My life wasn’t going the way I imagined. Honestly, I was angry at God, the Sovereign who I believe controls every aspect of a Christian’s life, but I manifested my anger on the one who is dearest to me on earth, my husband. He took it as well as a godly, concerned, somewhat-helpless husband could.
Finally, I decided I was tired of being angry … I prayed for forgiveness from the One who controls every aspect of my life because He knows best – and I begged for forgiveness from my long-suffering husband. I chose to accept and trust God’s will and ways – and I decided to choose JOY.
To begin my journey out of my depression, I looked up every reference to JOY in the Bible and wrote them all on a back page. What a blessing that was! I found there could be JOY in suffering, JOY in the darkness, JOY in trials as well as in the ordinary days and in the happiest of times – so basically, every day. While we may not always be happy in our circumstances, we can continually have JOY if we choose to. God promises us a lot of help in maintaining it. He gave us His Word on it.
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