When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.
For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
How great are your works, Lord,
how profound your thoughts!
I've been planning my blog posts just a few weeks ahead, at least in my mind, not always on paper. For a while now, I've planned for 'J' for JOY being the topic of this blog hop Friday. Sometimes I think God has such a sense of humor.
One thing I've learned after a year of delving into the topic of joy, is that it's a decision, not an emotion. It's actively choosing to have joy, even when we face difficult situations, where we are unsure of the results, or what is around the next corner. Our joy comes because of Him and who He is. Our Redeemer. Our Deliverer. Our Sustainer.
So many Bible verses address this topic. I say He has a sense of humor because He had me do this topic on a week when my joy was floundering, and I've been hit with some things that surprised me. But I rest assured knowing that He isn't surprised. As always, I can trust Him, no matter what storms rage around me. I choose to take joy in Him.
Who or what do you take joy in?