Today I Choose Joy
by: Michael Woods | November 4, 2017
Sometimes it’s hard to choose joy. When life is hard, or when sorrow fills your heart. Choosing joy requires courage.
But more importantly choosing joy requires trust…trusting God in spite of your circumstances. Joy comes from the confidence from knowing that God is in control of all the details of your life.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jer.29:11
When my hope for my life is set on Him, my perspective changes and I find real, lasting joy.
The prophet Habakkuk spoke to this when he said, even when every physical thing on this earth failed,
“YET I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take JOY in the God of my salvation.” (Habakkuk 3:18)
When I choose to put Him first, I #choosejoy. How about you? Are you ready to choose joy today?
Prayer: Today, Lord, I pray for those who are struggling to choose joy, who wonder if you have turned away from them. Help them to have confidence in your Word. Reach out to them in your mercy. Lift them up by your grace. Amen