I've Got My Joy Back: With God you can regain your joy, no matter how tough your circumstances may be. (0)
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From the first thought in the morning, all the way until bedtime I could obsess over how horribly she treated me. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Honestly, the best that kind inheritance can bring is a temporary happiness, but the Bible is an inheritance from the Lord; it is better than gold, diamonds, or rubies, and it has been passed down to you.
It’s hard to sustain a belief system while you’re also feeling guilty about failing to sustain it effectively enough. I’m talking about the ways that most people treat what happens inside their heads and hearts as if it offers a moral verdict on their entire existence. That mumble cracked open the door and shed light on more that i’m thankful for and as i continued, that mumble cleared into speaking…speaking to declaring His goodness…declaring burst into a song of praise… then laughter and tears of joy at His presence. I realized that all these thoughts did was give me something external to obsess over, to keep me from thinking about the real problem. They were aching with the kind of deep burn that comes from turning your back on yourself, walking away, and never looking back.
Who knows if I can average 30 again," he says, "but if the opportunity is there, I'll bet my life that I can. Fine is not what I came here to experience, and I couldn’t face another day of pretending to be here and whole. Even at full strength, Thomas is an undersized defender (5'9") in a league of obscene guard play, and teams will target him.
I’m not the best at putting what’s in my heart into words, but I’ve been feeling something bubbling up inside me and I hope you can give me some advice.
I know this too shall pass however I don’t want wait to get my joy back when it’s over but want my joy back now. It took me back to when I was a teenager, having recently given my life to Christ, with not a single fellow believer among my relatives, and living with a stepmother who didn’t understand me at all.I know I’m a broken record on that front, but it’s honestly the one clear and solid contribution I feel I have to make to this world: reminding people that just enjoying yourself is important. During our conversation, Amber shares about finding parts of yourself wherever you are and bringing your full self to your community, how being a person of faith in the social justice movement helped her to create her own permission to be fully authentic, the importance of propagating joy in ourselves and with others as a means of flourishing, boundaries as self care and community care, and looking back to your childhood passions to foster true happiness in adulthood. During difficult times, it becomes twice as important to modify your routine, allowing yourself to experience joy. They curled through my day, winding themselves around everything I’d just accepted as “the way things are. And maybe you’ve had those little moments of clarity and mini-epiphanies that “fine” is not what you came here to experience.