True Joy

Sometimes, when we let our eyes wander around and let down our guard, we see how other people are living their dreams while ours are slowly slipping through our hands. And sorrow enters the heart, and for a moment, we believe that we are missing so much in our lives.

This is the problem if we put our happiness on things that are temporary, perishable, and volatile. When we try to find our joy on things that don’t last, the joy that it brings will also be volatile – vanishes like a vapor and as fleeting as the minutes of time.

True, prosperity is a wonderful blessing, but we mustn’t depend our happiness on it. If we have learned to derive our joy from our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, this is the kind of joy that goes deeper than any words could describe. It stays and endures through all seasons – harvest time or drought, summer or winter.

David knew gladness that only comes from the Lord that He wrote:

Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. (Psalm 4: 7)

This weekend, may we take time out to relish the joy that the Lord gives by spending precious moments in His presence, singing His songs of praise, communing with Him, and listening to His still small voice. May we receive the answer to our earnest prayer. Amen.

…ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16: 24)

Linking up with Spiritual Sundays, Time-warp Wife, DomesticallyDivine, Women Living Well, Walk with Him Wednesdays at A Holy Experience

In Christ,

7 comments on “True Joy

  1. Lisa Maria says:

    Dear Rina

    Thank you so much for this wonderful reminder. I truly needed to hear these words today as I have felt somewhat downtrodden lately. I will be sharing them with my husband as well who is feeling a bit despondent as he is facing another possible cut in his salary. Thanks for reminding us to keep our eyes heavenward from whence all our help and hope comes.

    God Bless!

    • RinaPeru says:

      Dear Lisa Maria,

      Always grateful to the Lord for touching all who read my articles. I’ll be praying for your family.

      May God bless you always.

  2. Ginger says:

    What a important post this is,we need to remind the younger generations this.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

  3. Charlotte says:

    Amen again, Rina. The older I get – and I’m getting pretty old – the more I realize how short this life is and how long eternity will be. We put way too much emphasis on being happy here and now.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

    • RinaPeru says:

      Dear Charlotte,

      Yes, I’ve long realized that life is fragile and short, and the best way to spend it is by walking with Jesus daily.

      Blessings!

  4. My prayer for my children is that they will recognize the riches of the Lord as separate from the riches of the world. That whatever the Lord allows them will be used for His purposes and that they will glorify Him with Joy.

    Blessings, Debbie

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