Cultivate JOY

The JOY of the Lord is your Strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Some days just feel unjoyful. Things are not going the way they “should” be and we are overwhelmed by all the hard and wrong of this world. How can we even be happy and enjoy the lovely things?
I think there is a difference between being happy and having JOY. Happiness comes from having things go as we plan, a fun shopping trip, or being popular. But JOY on the other hand, does not depend totally on our circumstances. We can have it all the time, even when life is handing us a whole pile of troubles, because the source of JOY is God.
Take each day, one by one, and release every burden it holds into God’s gracious care. He is always ready to be strong when we are feeling weak, although it takes a constant effort to turn everything over to him.
Train your mind to think on the greatness of our God and let yourself marvel at how we have Someone so mighty and powerful on our side!
Always remember that God is as close as a breath away, tuned for your petitions and lavish in His desire to give you peace and JOY!
The choice is yours. Will you fight to keep yourself filled with JOY?

Photography credits to Damarus & Daisy Wadel

Blogging Credits to Daisy Wadel

Published by Pursuing Our Purpose

Welcome! We are two sets of sisters that are best friends; longing to live the purpose and design that God has specially planned for every one of us. We would love to have you come along with us as we learn what it looks like to be a true woman glowing with an inward beauty that comes from our Heavenly Father.

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