Her phone beeped, notifying her about her Facebook notifications. Yeah, later, she thought sinking a bit deeper into her thoughts which were dangerously spiraling toward frustration and hopelessness.
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It has been not only said but proven that thoughts control actions and the only One who can read our thoughts is God Himself…and He loves us enough to help us not stay in them when they are no good for us.
Something told her to go ahead and check the notification. It was from Facebook telling her that someone had shared a memory of hers. Curiosity got the best of her, and she clicked on it and began to read:
“The sacrifice of Joy is about giving up my rights to pout, be discouraged, or nourish negative feelings. Sometimes this is a HUGE sacrifice, especially when we feel justified! When life’s difficult situations come crashing upon you like a giant wave, pray for strength to lay aside the innate tendency to worry, to exhibit fear and anxiety and instead, to offer up the sacrifice of joy.”
“Talk about timing,” she said aloud to no one. I need to study some of my own writing, she thought. She had written that as part of her Cup of Joy book several years ago but she knew instinctively that the timing of that notification had come from her Heavenly Father. She felt His love wrap around her soul, warming her in such a comforting way.
Determination came like a gust of mighty wind and fueled her thoughts and she began to speak them: God is in the waiting, He uses all things, and all means all. If I wait for life to be easy to revive my joy, I’ll never experience that abundant life He died to give me.
Friends, can I lovingly encourage you and remind you that holding on to anything unresolved that has caused any kind of hurt is like a plug in the sink; it will stop the joy from accompanying you in the journey.