Joy in every area, Joy.
Come curious for what’s in store,
He has healing love, and more.
Joy in every area, Joy.
Storms will always come, but
Your heart can rest assured;
That you will be matured.
Joy in every area, Joy.
Won't you lay down your burdens?
And while counting it all joy -
Remind yourself who’s calling,
It’s your life He will employ.

Joy in every area, Joy!

In James 1:2-4, we have instruction for what to do when trouble and trials arrive, and then James reveals the benefits of following these instructions:

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (NLT).

I pray today that whatever comes your way, you will be encouraged to smile, and remind yourself to count it all joy. I’ve been doing this lately, and it has (felt strange at times, for this isn’t a natural response to troubles). But I can tell you that smiling and even fake laughing will lift the pressure of the moment, and give you a chance to let your burdens go. Then the way is clear to look to the only One who can bring resolution. I would love to hear if you have tried this, or if you plan to try counting it all joy today.


Jacquie ♥

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