Joy is when there is nothing to be happy about.
There is only one place joy comes from. It’s the same place love comes from.
Both are not fleeting feelings. They are anchored hard and fast and true in the bedrock of faith.
Joy keeps you going in the right direction, even when you want to run the other way.
When you find yourself smiling during sorrow and hadn’t planned on it, that’s joy.
When out of nowhere, you find yourself hopeful for the future, that’s joy.
Joy is the small, steady flame that burns in our hearts. Pain, sorrow, suffering, loss, and heartache, threaten its power. Sometimes, its light is shadowed by situations and circumstances.
But joy is an eternal flame that can never go out.
Will you find it?
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