Finding joy is something many people long for; it seems to be a simple enough concept but unfortunately it can be very elusive. Joy isn’t one of those things that we always feel, and it can come and go. Life’s problems failed relationships and unmet expectations are all factors that influence joy or the lack of.
For many, finding joy requires a whole new outlook on life. Studies show that it isn’t the things we have or how much money we earn that brings us joy it is the outlook we have on life and how we deal with uncertainty, change and problems that we encounter.
After divorce; sadness, grief, fear and uncertainty take over pushing joy right out the window. Some wonder if they will ever recover, but the good news is you can have your joy back sooner than you think.
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God never called us to merely exist in this world. When we live only to exist, we are unhappy, unproductive, and feel sorry for ourselves. Simply existing in life lacks direction and even worst it lacks joy. I know there was a time I was only focused on existing day-by-day and it wasn’t until after my wife left me I realized that I needed to do more. I needed to take action and repent of my sins to God. No longer was I going to let the devil keep me in a place where I felt guilty and unworthy to be a productive, fruit producing child of God. God has so much in store for us, and He wants us to live a peaceful joy-filled life.
Romans 12:12 – Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
James 1:2 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds
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