Joy is most easily seen in contrast to a struggle. Some struggles we create, some exist because of the world we live in but all things will pass. The only constant is the Lord. He reminds us and uplifts up with the scripture. The joy of the Lord is my strength (Neh 8:10b) Joy isn’t something we just hope for joy is something we should seek and expect. It is something the Lord greatly desires to give us, accept it when it comes in all the little moments in life. Choose to not keep your eye on the struggle but look, expect and cherish the Joy.
My children and I pray everyday: Lord Jesus let us find joy in the little things throughout the day. We need your strength which comes from Joy. Thank you Lord Jesus, amen.