Thursday, December 6, 2012

Joy Through It All

The other night as we sat down to dinner, laughter filled the kitchen.  I loved looking around the table at my husband and children as they smile, laugh and joke.  This is a beautiful time.  A special time.  When our family can connect with one another.

The problems of this world weigh us down.  

You or your husband come home from work with the hard day weighing on your shoulders.  

Bills pile up with no end in sight and the stress builds up until you feel buried.

Health issues take a toll on your physically, mentally and spiritually.  You would love nothing more than to hide your head under the covers and cry yourself to sleep.

This world is hard.  Many things hurt.

As I watched my family laugh and smile I was reminded that even through those difficult times we need to find joy and laughter.  And the truth is, that even in those difficult times, we can find the joy and laughter through Jesus.  When the struggles of the world have you feel like you are sinking, put your eyes on Jesus.  Remember His promise of a hope and a future, a promise of an eternity of no more tears.

Enjoy laughter.  Enjoy smiles and jokes.  Let your home be filled with joy, the joy of Jesus.

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter 
and your lips with shouts of joy.  
Job 8:21

Sweet Blessings~

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  1. I'm so thankful for the gift of laughter, which brings joy. Being able to laugh with my family is always the best part of the day. :)

  2. Love this! of the best ways to let the cares of this world go is to just sit with your loved ones and 'enjoy' one another...

  3. This is a real, great post. Thanks, I need sometimes to read about this.

  4. I think you wrote this just for me. Thank you!

  5. Yes! The joy of the Lord is our strength. Beautiful!

  6. You will never know how much I needed to read this. Thank you and God bless.

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  7. Beautifully written and so true, Jenifer. I find myself having to be intentionally joyful, it's easy when there are no children around to make you laugh and smile to just be nothing, not happy or sad, just nothing. Thanks for the reminder to be joyful!
    Hugs, Cindy


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