beyond hallmark happiness....

@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
September 26, 2011 9:54pm CST
I got joy down in my heart , deep deep down in my heart. J - o - Y down in my heart deep deep down in my heart. Joy is a gift from God that we receive as we trust him, regardless of our circumstances. Unlike happiness, which comes and goes, joy is a deep, lasting confidence in God's faithfulness. I saw on youtube this joyful man Nick Vucijic, man born without limbs, but his smiles reveal the kind of joy in serving God and being used by God despite his condition. His life is a testimony of God's goodness, a life that alone trusts in God. Im blessed with his life and his positive outlook, its a miracle. Nick's difficult circumstance becomes the gateway through which God gives him a glad heart. We too, can consciously choose to receive joy, whatever we face, from life's irritations to overwhelming crises, let's immerse ourselves in thoughts of God's love for us.Let us remember that while events change and shift he never does, he is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. We are secure in the Lord no matter what happens. Allow worries, problems and tensions to lessen their grip in our hearts. "You will fill me with joy of your presence"( Pslam 16:11). Simplify..... Read the book of Philippians. The writer Paul, experienced many hard times and much joy.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
11 Oct 11
That is very true. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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