“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 NIV.
We can’t deny that we are in tough times. Life is scary right now. Don’t allow your current situation to take away the joy the Lord has given each of us. I can remember as a child, when life was really beating us down. I can remember my dad getting that diagnosis, my mom working three jobs just to not have enough and my teacher asking me how long it had been since I showered last. Life was hard, embarrassing and lonely. I can remember thinking that my only option was to sit down and be sad. I didn’t know I could choose joy still. I didn’t know I could trust in Jesus. I didn’t know I could talk to him. I didn’t know he loved me and was taking care of everything behind the scenes. I didn’t know that no matter what was going on around me that God was still in control. That’s what I want to share with you today. God is in control. He is strong and He is mighty. He is taking care of everything even when we can not see. I refuse to lose my joy no matter how hard life gets. Choose joy during this time. Choose to find joy in even the simplest of things. Choose to continue to trust in Jesus. Choose to laugh in the face of the enemy. Don’t lose hope and don’t lose joy.