There are days and moments when choosing to be joyful is difficult... when it seems like it's the last thing I want to do. Living joyfully take effort and it takes a change of attitude... but I would say for me, choosing joy doesn't mean I have a permasmile on my face and I am doing flips around the house... it doesn't mean that I am going to start lecturing you about being happy and not letting life's tough times get you down... to me, choosing joy means that I have HOPE that today's troubles and sorrows are merely bumps in the road and that I will find my happiness again. For me, looking at the death of my little guy, I can find JOY in the promise that I will see him again... I can rest peacefully knowing that I will hold him again, that I will kiss him again... that I will someday hear him call me 'mommy'! Someday... until then I will take the bad with the good, I will lean on God to be my support when I am not strong enough and I will continue to CHOOSE JOY... always.
"And my God will fully supply your every need according to His glorious riches in the Messiah Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:19
Strong Enough - Matthew West