The past few weeks have been some of the most challenging this year for me. The disappointments have been steady and continuous. Life lately has felt like an unending storm. The heart can only take so much at one time. It is not designed for suffering. Though pain and heartache do exist in this world, I believe God designed our hearts for joy, love and peace. It's been said that a joyful heart is like good medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. My heart has felt so broken and I have honesty felt like giving up...
But here is the good news: there is a beautiful Promise from Heaven that says: a broken heart may last for a night, but joy will return in the morning. In moments of great pain and disappointment, we must keep our eyes open for the joy. It will come. The photo accompanying this post reminds me of this joy. When joy comes, suddenly the storm is transformed. What was dark and gloomy becomes deep and beautiful! New perspectives arise, fresh energy gets ignited within. Beauty always wins!
It has not been an easy decision, but I am choosing joy. I am holding onto the promise. The storm that was threatening destruction is now pregnant with hope. Joy will come. It always does. That promise is a Law of God and it is truer than gravity!
In stormy times, remember to wait for the joy. That promise is yours! Beautiful light will burst through those clouds creating a beautiful and spectacular experience. Trade your sorrows for the JOY. It will come! :)