I found this picture on Pinterest and when I saw it I just loved it! Apart from the fact that it kind of catches your attention, the truth of the words just get me in my chest!
Yes, we can choose JOY today! No matter what we are going through, no matter what anxiety surrounds us, no matter the circumstance, the Word says we can experience God's joy in the midst of it.
BUT.... it is not a "feeling" nor an "emotion". It is an act of our wills to accept God's joy in our lives by leaving all our worries at His feet. I sometimes wonder how does one do that? It seems impossible. The only way I can explain it, is, its that point you get to when you know nothing else can be done, there is nothing more you can add or subtract to change something, and you release it and give it to God. You find yourself in peace. This is the place I want to get to, long before there are no more steps to be taken. And that place is a choice. I pray today that you experience the Lord's joy in your life today. He loves you passionately!
Romans 15 v 13: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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