Five days until Christmas! This is crazy! Today I am thankful for joy. I’m thankful that it doesn’t just go away and disappear in the hard times. Joy is all around. I’m thankful that I still experience it. I love that I get to have really good days. I love the little moments where everything feels together. I love that I’m promised joy in the midst of troubles. John 16:22 says “No one will take away your joy.” It’s yours, and can’t be toyed with. I love the things that stay around forever. Joy is embedded in our spirits, some days it burns brighter. I’m joyful this holiday because I know there’s so many good things in store for me.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13