Have you ever thought about how powerful Joy is?
Think about it…true joy is usually found at the end point of a difficult sacrifice.
Joy can often diminish the pain of life’s most difficult moments.
This reminds us of the Mother of Jesus. Mary, who has been called – Joy of all who sorrow.
We can only image the pain of watching her son sacrifice his life for us, and yet she was able to find Joy in the midst of what seemed to unbearable and agonizing.
How can you relate?
The challenge this week is to find Joy in the most painful areas of your life.
This is a gift that would be welcomed and adored by the One who will exchange it for Joy, Peace and purpose.
God, help us to remain faithful.
Verse of the week
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.