A dear friend said to me today that the one thing she wanted the most was to learn how to have joy in all circumstances. That feeling that no matter what was going on around her she could be joyful.
I sit pondering on this and I wonder how do we find that joy? I know we find the joy in Christ and thankfulness in the Lord. I think a better question is how do we keep our joy?
How do we remain joyful when our spouse says something hurtful? How do we remain joyful when we are in emotional, spiritual, or physical pain? Perspective.
James 1:2 Says: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. Those positive people who just seem to have a great outlook on life guess what they are doing…they are counting it all as joy! Find some goodness, some life lesson, or object of beauty in everything.
Your washing dishes, crying (because of any number of reasons we women cry) when all of a sudden this beautiful iridescent bubble floats right up in front of your face. Its transparency reminds you of your vulnerability for some crazy reason your fascinated. It is so many beautiful colors! Now that you took a moment to relish in the simple beauty of the silly little iridescent bubble you have forgotten how bad things were in the first place. On top of that sister you are no longer crying!
Find beauty in simple things. Stop getting so overwhelmed with things you can’t control-like other people for example. Though you are beautiful when you cry a smile on your face is so much better! Psalm 118:24 Says: This is the day that the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it.
The glass everyone goes on about being half full instead of half empty. It has to be filled with something. Let us fill it with Jesus today and thankfulness for everything even silly things like bubbles.
May you be blessed and encouraged.
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