Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Be JOYFUL ALWAYS-Count it All JOY Wednesday

I am so glad that it is Why I Count It All JOY Wednesday! I have been trying to write ever since my last post 10 days ago, but just haven't been able to. . .some days because of daily life that would not let me get to the computer. On the days that I was free to get to the computer, there was plenty to write about, but I just couldn't come up with the words.

Today, I am full of JOY because of God's promises to us and the beautiful reminders of His promises.
This past week, my heart has been heavy for others going through unthinkable tragedies. I have felt helpless to do anything to help any of my loved ones going through difficult times. I count it all JOY, that I have heard some of them say, "God is so amazing! I have this wonderful sense of Peace."
I am "weary and burdened", and know others who are so much more weary and burdened than I am, and I count it all JOY, that we have a God who says,
"Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you wil find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11: 28-30

I am filled with JOY because, like Angel and many of you, I have been praying for Joanne for about two weeks and we are now getting great reports from her husband!! If you don’t know about Joanne, she is a mom and wife who suffered a major stroke and has been in critical condition since. You can follow her blog, which her husband is doing now, here.

I count it all JOY that even when we aren't happy about our circumstances, we can still

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circimstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thessalonians 5:16

What is filling you with JOY today?

It is a true JOY to read other joyful posts, so go here to share in the JOY!!!

Thank you, Angel!

1 comment:

  1. Love all you JOY Sandy!! Thanks for always linking up and sharing