Joy through the Tears

Day 254 –

Even when the world is causing my tears, my God has created my Joy!

Habakkuk 3:17-19 “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.”

Sometimes it’s just HARD!

Oh, I’m not talking about life, yeah that can be difficult on any given day or every given day, but I’m talking about rejoicing in the Lord.

When the going gets tough and the tough gets going, having Joy feels even tougher. And truthfully because I find myself in those moments more often these days, I know what it feels like and I still choose to look to Him.

The Lord WILL always bring us through the HARD, move us around the TOUGH, and place us on SOLID ground.

He fills my mind with Hope for better times, He settles my body with His Spirit of Peace and overflows my soul with His Joy. It’s these feelings and realities that get me to sleep at night and awake me in the mornings; it’s this promise that I utilize to get me to tomorrow and lead me all the way to Eternity.

Lately, my head has been swimming and my stomach churning within the constant crashing waves of struggles around me. I’ve had to claim God’s promises even when I can’t always feel Him there. I’ve been clinging to the Truth because I know it will set me free even when I can only see a dim light.

The greatest gift comes from His promise that even when I can’t feel…I seek, and even when I can’t see…I know. That’s where my Faith steps in, that’s why I rejoice, and that is where I feel my most Joyful.

Claim His Truth and Experience His Joy even when the tears flow down your face.

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