Sometimes Often I struggle with joy. I like to blame my name (Marla means bitter). But, that’s not WHY I struggle with joy. I struggle with joy because I often place my “hope” in the wrong things. <–things. That’s the problem. The ONLY true foundation for my HOPE and JOY is Jesus. Everything else will falter. Everything else will ALWAYS let me down.
10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
This passage gave me an incredible promise-IF I abide in Him, my JOY will OVERFLOW!
I dare you to try it. I know I’m trying it!