Della Devoted!: What to do when your JOY is GONE

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What to do when your JOY is GONE

Admit it! We have all lost our joy at some point and time. It could happen in the blink of an eye. It could happen from just a single phone call or a letter. It could happen from a lost job, the loss of a loved one or even a lost relationship. It can happen from someone hurting your feelings or receiving some bad news. It can even happen from the TV or the internet. The truth is anything can creep in and steal our joy. We are humans. Even the smallest things can take our joy away and keep us from being close to God. Life can knock us down sometimes. Life is not easy but God didn't intend for us to live life miserably. He wants to see his children happy. How can we be happy and get our joy back when we are constantly going through battles?


Step 1: Admit that you have lost your joy
Step 2: Admit that you need to be closer to God
Step 3: Decide to make a change and live a happier more fuller life regardless of the circumstances.

David prayed this in Psalm 51:12- Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

*Realize that we are not the only one who is facing trouble. John 16:33 says These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  This verse speaks volumes to me and reminds me of what all Jesus went through, especially the last part. It says I have overcome the world. Jesus was persecuted and rejected. He was despised. He died for our sins so that we could have life eternal. If he can go through all that he did and still have joy, surely we can too. His suffering was greater than ours will ever be.

*So we must focus on God. Stop letting the troubles of everyday life cause us to lose sight of God. Keep our eyes on Jesus no matter what lemons that life throws in our way. Choose Joy today! Make up your mind to be happy. Things in life are going to happen. There is nothing that we can do to stop certain circumstances. That's just life for you. If Life was easy all the time, we wouldn't have anything to look forward to. Let's keep our eye on the prize and make Heaven our home. Don't let Satan steal your joy! Get your joy back. 

Only you can decide to be happy! When you look at life with a positive outlook, more positive changes will begin to take place.

Read your bible more and pray more. Let God help you get your joy back that you deserve to have.

Can you remember a time when you lost your joy? How did you get it back? 









2 comments:

  1. Sometimes we need to go through the sadness to experience true joy!

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  2. What a lovely and true post, thank you for sharing truth Della!
    Thanks for sharing with "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" today.
    Rachel xo
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