“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Joy is one of those godly character qualities that is elusive and therefore rare. To be able to have a deep rooted joy that is not shaken no matter what is going on around us seems almost impossible, and yet it’s something we all wish we possessed. At least this is true for me.
It is especially easy to lose our joy during this time of year when it should be overflowing. It is easy to get caught up in schedules, to do lists, financial strain, greed, stress, and general feelings of dissatisfaction during the Christmas season. These things turn our eyes away from the true joy found in that little child in Bethlehem.
Can you think of some things that kill your joy? For me it is worry, busyness and stress. In my children I see joy disappear when they have a complaining spirit. For others it may be comparison, fear or ungratefulness. Thankfully it is possible to rediscover joy that has been lost.
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