Joy can turn things right around. The truth behind it has such power. There will be days that hold trial, one after the other; and even so, it’s possible to remain in joy. “And so I say to my soul, “Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be disturbed. For I know my God will break through for me.” “Yes living before His face is my saving grace!” Excerpts from Psalm 42 The Passion Translation. The word gives us these reminders to have joy; though practically it can pose a challenge.
Want to share a few ideas for application:
- A lens change, from Discouraged to a Thankful. Changing perspective is powerful!
- Laughter; literally laughing in the face of a challenge melts mountains.
- Let the tears roll; emotions come but they're fleeting. Let them come.
And boom, you’re in it for joy!