Happiness is fleeting, but (biblical) joy is an intentional choice. When we place our joy in the right Person – rather than in our circumstances, achievements, possessions, or even other people – an attitude of joy is easier to maintain. Mind you, it’s never effortless (we live in a fallen world and hard times beset us all), but when we confidently rest in the comfort and strength found only in God’s unchanging hand, then we can relax a bit, exhale, and – who knows? – maybe even smile a little!
Let’s choose joy (in the Lord), my friends. ☀️