Joy Unspeakable...

This week we focused on the emotion of great happiness otherwise referred to as JOY. It was Helen Keller that said, "We could never learn to be brave or patient if there was only joy in the world." In other words, the trials, challenges and obstacles in life are the very things that make it possible for us to know what JOY is and experience it.

The bible talks to us about the fact that the JOY of the Lord is our strength. Without learning the art of being happy with who we are and how we are made, we may never exercise all of the strength that is available to us. The JOY we find in a relationship with Christ is described as "unspeakable and full of glory". What that means is that there is such a deep rooted great happiness that words cannot adequately express how it feels.

Find your "happy" place today and stay within it this weekend. You will find strength you had never imagined. You will stand strong and joyful in the midst of difficult situations.