Jewelry: BCF, Dress: JCPenny, Shoes: Urban Original
Church yesterday was all about joy.
While I consider myself a happy person, I was questioning whether or not I could be considered truly joyful.
I define happy as more of a temporary emotion, based mostly off of circumstance.
While joy is more of a lifestyle/outlook that outshines even the darkest day.
Somedays I am truly joyful.
I recognize that even though I feel down about something, it's not the end of the world.
That others are suffering way more than I am. And that most of my "difficult" circumstances stem from a major blessing I'm forgetting to remember.
I'm upset because I'm hot and we don't have AC in our house.
But I wanted this house so bad and I got it!
I'm uncomfortable in my pregnant body.
But I'm pregnant! There is actual human life growing within my womb!!!
I have so many tangible reasons to be happy, but everlasting joy can only be found in Jesus.
I hope I remember to find my joy in Him tomorrow.
And the next day. And the next day. And every day after that.
There is this old worship song that goes "Oh praise Him! Oh praise Him! He is holy! He is holy!" And kind of as a joke I like to sing "Oh praise Him--even in the hard times..."
Because [in my right mind] it's silly to sing that song only when things are going our way, and it means more when things aren't going our way but He is still good.
Where do you find your joy?
What are some things that are making you happy in life lately?