Having a bad day? Author of Bless These Lips, Sharla Fritz has had them, too. She shares the quickest way to reclaim your joy:
There are day when joy is not an easy emotion to find:
The doctor gives ominous news.
The money in the bank account isn’t quite enough to pay the bills.
The brakes on the car are making a funny noise, the dog gets sick on the carpet, and the dishwasher spews sudsy water all over the wood floor.
How do you find joy then?
Lately God has been speaking to my heart about joy. He’s been teaching me about the one reliable place to find joy. The one way to discover joy every day. He’s been whispering:
Come to me. Joy is always available in my presence.
When you take your eyes off the broken car and busted dishwasher, and instead look at me you will find joy.
When you stop comparing your life with someone else’s, you will find joy.
When you stop thinking happiness is contingent on success, you will find joy.
When you turn you heart toward Me, you will find joy.
You will fill me with joy in your presence… Psalm 16:11