finding joy on the hard days (1)

my joy went missing…

This week, my joy went missing.

No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t seem to find it.

I think it may have gotten buried underneath expensive car repairs, sick kids, big decisions, a mountain of to-dos, job rejections and lack of sleep.

As I was lamenting my lack of joy to the Lord this morning, he gently corrected me. He reminded me that my joy is not supposed to be found in my circumstances, it is supposed to be found in my Savior. No matter what I am going through, I can still have joy because of my God.


There is great joy to be found in the depth of God’s love for his people; both who he is and what he has done for us.


  • He is always: loving, kind, patient, merciful, good, holy, sovereign, gracious, majestic and so much more. He is all we need.
  • He sent his son to pay the penalty for our sins and in doing so, he made a way for us to be with him in eternity. He gave us an incredible gift.


His love is ALWAYS cause for great joy.

Psalm 84:11-12, “For the Lord is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what joy for those who trust in you.”


Friends, if joy is elusive, lift your eyes to heaven and gaze at the Creator. Sing worships songs to him, read Psalms to him, and bask in his presence. Joy will find you.


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