My Five Minute Friday on: Joy
So many things out there threatening to steal our joy. I walk a line between good and bad, most days.
I used to think joy was that fickle — coming and going like the wave lapping up against the shore.
But I know better now.
"She knew that when her affections were set on things above then nothing could steal her joy."
These words sit on the shelf above my computer. My eyes whirl by it as I rush to the next thing. But so often the word "joy" catches me and I wonder to myself if I'm feeling joy today.
Joy isn't the same as happy. I've bounced this conflict around in mind over the years because happy and sad, good and bad, hardship and status quo have never existed in the same moment for me.
But joy. Well, joy cannot be stolen. It exists simply because of Him. It is not a fleeting feeling that arrives in circumstance.
Joy is like believing. Joy is like faith. We choose to rest in it.
Today is wild adventure. It's mourning a loss. It's missing out and licking wounds. It's friendship and comfort and creativity. It's hello and good-bye.
Joy is my constant today. I only need to know where to look for it.
Linking today with Lisa-Jo…