Monday, November 1, 2010

Stealing Joy

Someone is trying to steal my joy! It’s Satan. He may use others to do his work, but ultimately it is Satan.
But guess what? I AM NOT GOING TO LET HIM!!!!!!!

“The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing”—Proverbs 10:28

“There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.” Proverbs 12:20

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds”—James 1:2

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”—Romans 12:12

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”—Romans 15:13

So times may be hard, but I am turning to God!!! The source of all joy!!!

I am finding joy in a beautiful fall day!
I am finding joy in the smiles and laughter of my children!
I am finding joy in helping others!
I am finding joy in praying for those who are trying to steal my joy!
I am finding joy in the upcoming birth of a dear friend’s child!
I am finding joy in making new friends!
I am finding joy in mending relationships!
I am finding joy in spending time with my Holy Father!

I hope you find joy today and everyday!!

1 comment:

James 1:27 Family said...

Thank you for the great reminder. It made me recall a Beth Moore Bible study and she said that each day it is our own decision to "choose joy." We have to choose.

Much love,