What’s Has Stolen Your Joy?

Posted: April 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

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What’s Has Stolen Your Joy?

I was driving down the road, having finally got on my way. I had put out a few fire before leaving, which had made me late and to top it off some goofball would not let me into traffic and had the nerve to honk at me at which time I honked back with a not so nice glare of anger. I was frustrated at everything including my stupid suburban that would not take to the air and fly over the traffic that I was stuck in. I finally stop my racing mind and decided that, once again, my joy had been stolen. If you know me, you know that my joy does not often get stolen. Even through the illness and death of my wife, people constantly asked, “how are you able to main- tain such joy?” I’ve come to the conclusion that there are a few things that steal our joy:

Worry, fear, anger, not trusting God, lack of prayer, lack of sleep and just plan sin are the main culprits.

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

 Proverbs 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

 Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 

There are a lot of reasons that your joy could be gone today, but know matter why, it shouldn’t be. This does not mean happiness, that’s different, joy is more of a peace with where you are. Maybe at times we could all stop and realize that what ever has stolen our joy it is not bigger than God is.

 

 

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