What comes to mind when you hear the word, "joy"?
For years, I thoughts of someone who was always happy - bubbly, overly-optimistic, never sad. But was that true? What is joy?
Here are a few thoughts about joy:
1. What is it?
What is true joy?
Over the last few months, I have realized that joy does not equal happiness. Happiness comes and goes, but joy stays, even when we feel sad and are struggling.
I don't have all the answers yet... I'm still learning. But I am learning that joy is so important! The Bible mentions joy several times - choosing joy, rejoicing, the joy that God gives us, and so much more!
2. What are common "joy-stealers"? :)
If joy is so important, why is it that we often don't have it? Here are a few ideas I have seen:
3. What things bring us joy?
The world would probably have a different suggestion here. They would probably encourage us to buy something to make us happy, live for ourselves, or a whole bunch of other ideas.
But that's not Jesus' way.
Here are a few things I have found bring me joy:
Hi! My name is Hannah, and I enjoy playing piano, writing, hanging out with my family, and spending time with my Lord and Savior. Hope you are blessed!