Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

Where Does Joy Come From?

on December 4, 2022

James 1:2- “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.”

I was probably an emotional child. I remember a number of times crying to my mother about my problems and disappointments. She always gave the same advice. I knew this. I guess I just kept going to her because I wanted a sympathetic ear and a comforting hug.

She always told me not to dwell on my present circumstances, but instead to count my blessings and look for the silver lining in the clouds.

As I grew older, I came to understand that my joy was in the Lord. Period. 

I might not always like my circumstances, but I could always rejoice in the fact that I was His child and He was watching over me.


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