The thing about joy is that you have to have it, whether situations are pleasant or not. A large percentage of people who are sick today are people who go the mile just to live a happy life. Happiness feeds on what you have, joy feeds on who you are. That means you really don't need to have anything to live a joyful life. People who just want to be happy become broken when they don't have enough to make them happy; and like we know, a broken spirit makes our body vulnerable to all kinds of sicknesses and diseases.
Abraham didn't have anything to show for his life. But the Bible recorded that he staggered not at the promise of God, but he was strong in faith, joyfully glorifying God. The difference between joy and happiness is that; while happiness would have something to show, joy only needs a promise to show. Abraham had joy because of the promise of God, Jesus held on to the cross because of the promise of God. Hab 3:17-18 says that "although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation".
That's how far we'd go on today's Timely Note. But take these last words; THINGS MAY NOT BE HAPPENING AS PLANNED, BUT LET YOUR JOY BE IN THE GOD OF YOUR SALVATION. Have a most fruitful day, in Jesus precious name!
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An Inspiration of The Almighty