"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, October 16, 2010

REJOICE!

"May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God;
may they be happy and joyful!"

Psalm 68:3

Happiness is elusive in this life. Because it's an emotion-like sadness and anger-it comes and goes with the circumstances that we are going through. Joy, however, is different. It's the permanent condition of the heart that is right with God. It isn't based on circumstances, but rather the known outcome-spending eternity with God.

Forget about the pursuit of happiness and embrace joy. It will not fail you even in your darkest days and most trying hours.

REJOICE!

4 comments:

Ruth said...

Beautiful post, Laura. I'm glad I stopped by. I'm encouraged. Thanks!

Blessings to your farm!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you, I needed some encouragement.

Sandy said...

You are so right, Laura.
The Lord is our joy and
it is in Him that we find
our strength through the
joy He puts in our hearts!
Wonderful encouragement!
Blessings,
Sandy

Barbara said...

Amen Laura, very good post, lots of hugs for your day too.