I have a lovely friend who has experienced this first-hand, so I asked her to write a short piece about what she has learned about joy. Here it is.Â
“Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the
remembrance of His holy name” (Psalm 30:4).
Rejoice in the Lord always, Again I will say rejoice” (Phil. 4:4).
Part of the Christianâ€™s walk with God is to have joy. He would not
command something if it were not possible to do it. It is easy to feel
joy on a beautiful morning, or when something good has happened to us or
when we feel like a million dollars, look at the first signs of spring
and say with elated emotion, “God is so good.” But what about those
people whose winter doesnâ€™t turn to spring? Whose circumstances are
continuously night with little day dawning? Who suffer long-term under a
load that seems too heavy to bear? These people, due to situations often
beyond their control, may not feel the elated emotions of joy very
often, yet God still commands joy.
So, how is it possible to have joy in a seemingly, continuous winter? It Read More