Thursday, March 29, 2012

Overcome with Joy

This morning I unfolded the little scrap "Week 1, Day 5" with anticipation...

I am overcome with joy because of God's unfailing love, 
for He has seen my troubles, 
and He cares about the anguish of my soul.

I contemplated the words as I watched the morning sunshine seep across the valley.  I savoured them as the clouds shimmered from magenta, to pink, and finally white.

I know what it is to be overcome with joy because of God's unfailing love...  I have felt His care in times of anguish.  I know He sees my troubles.  Should I just wait to be randomly overcome with joy today?

Funny thing is that as I remembered occasions when He rescued and comforted me in times of anguish, I felt overcome with joy all over again!  Therein lies a key to joy...  The remembering.  Reminding yourself of what He has done in the past.  Inspiring faith and hope for what He will do.

Some days joy comes to us as a gift.  Some days we find it in the remembering of His unfailing love.

Psalm 31:7
This post is part of a series Love in a Box

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