Realistically, there are a lot of reasons why today, while reading this blog, that you could be filled with sorrow.
Natural Disasters. Financial Difficulty. Death. Loss of a relationship. Unemployment. Family Breakdown. Physical Sickness. Emotional Sickness.
You could even be really petty and whinge about something like the weather. Or that you haven’t bought a new pair of shoes in months.
Who holds your joy?
If joy is found in wordly things, then the world holds your joy. If your joy is found in all the moments God gives you, then Christ holds your joy.
When you find yourself in moments of despair or sorrow – where do you turn? Do you turn to the world or to Jesus?
Who you turn to shows so much of who is in control of your life. Is the world? You’ll be dissapointed. Are you in control? You’ll be dissapointed. Is Jesus? He will never leave you or forsake you. His mercies are neverending and new every morning. Pain in the night – but joy in and through the mourning.
So, who holds your joy?
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. Psalm 16:11 NLT.