“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy” (James 1:2 NLT)
Joy really is unspeakable. Have you tried to describe it?
Happy is laughing, cute shoes, ice cream and jeans that fit. Happy is easy. Happy just brings a smile to our face.
Tears can accompany joy.
I’ve learned to appreciate joy. Why? Because sometimes happy just isn’t possible.
Trouble has a way of finding us.
Joy is understanding that God never let’s pain be wasted. It’s always allowed for a purpose.
Joy is a choice and comes from deep within. It is really about trust.
Do we trust God enough to be peaceful when our world is undone?
Let’s fill our days with as much happy as possible. When we can’t, let’s choose joy.
When the sunshine is not warm on our faces, remember it’s there. It’s just hidden by the clouds.
That’s how joy is. We know it’s there. We trust it’s there. We feel it’s there.
What does joy mean to you?
Lord, I love happy. Can we have as many happy days as possible? But, when troubles come remind me that I might weep tonight, but joy comes in the morning! In Jesus’ name, Amen.