3 Ways to Find Joy Again
Sometimes life hurts. When the heart aches with grief, God is there to comfort us and help us find the strength to overcome with His joy.
“The Joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10
“Joy is a steady, inner strength that has the ability to surpass and override our most discouraging situations. Joy is actually the tool God has provided to help us through the hardships of life, and yet, oddly, it is usually the first thing we let go of when life gets hard.” – Fulfilled: Learning to Live the Life God Promised
Joy is a precious gift from God to help us live the Fulfilled life He promised, but how do we choose joy when our heart has been struck with pain?
Recently, I was talking with my friend Susan Mead about joy. She is a woman who understands how difficult it is to choose joy in the midst of pain.
Although, she experienced the devastating loss of her son and her mama’s heart misses Kyle every day, she overflows with the joy of Lord.
She could have chosen to quietly isolate herself and try to survive life, instead she allowed Jesus to breathe joy into her soul again.
Then, she wrote a book to share with others the hope that God gave to her: Dance with Jesus
Embracing joy again is a process when we are grieving.
Here are three ways that Susan has found helpful to living with joy in her life again.
(1) Turn dark to light: Look up and out of self, where it’s so dark and isolated.
(2) Daily renew my mind with His Word.
(3) Believe who he says He is and who I AM in HIM! See, there is His name in me! I AM.
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