Sunday, 7 September 2014

Joy - Where is it found?

Downtown Suva.  This photo makes it look good!
It seems that since I have been here I have lacked ‘joy’.  We have a great place to live, we have a supermarket handy,  a bus stop only a few minutes walk away.  We have been blessed financially for our time here.  We have a great hotel we can swim at and enjoy and yet my heart has not found joy.  I know that joy comes from the Lord and Him alone but He is with me here just as he is in Hastings so why do often feel so down?  Maybe in Hastings the ‘feelings’ I experience are not so much joy but rather happiness.  I have friends, fellowship, familiarity and I fit in so I am content in that. 
Joy is in the Lord and I should not be content without it.  Give me joy I pray dear Lord.  Let me not be satisfied with being happy and comfortable but rather give me a deep down joy that one can only get from knowing you. 
Paige and Dylan walking along the water front.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


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