By: Sarah Young
No matter what your circumstances may be, you can find Joy in My presence. On some days Joy is generously strewn along your life-path, glistening in the sunlight. On days like that, being content is as simple as breathing the next breath or taking the next step. Other days are overcast and gloomy; you feel the strain of the journey, which seems endless. Dull gray rocks greet your gaze and cause your feet to ache. Yet Joy is still attainable. Search for it as for hidden treasure.
Begin by remembering that I have created this day; it is not a chance occurrence. Recall that I am present with you whether you sense My presence or not. Then, start talking with Me about whatever is on your mind. Rejoice in the fact that I understand you perfectly, and I know exactly what you are experiencing. As you continue communicating with Me, your mood will gradually lighten, Awareness of My marvelous Companionship can infuse Joy into the grayest day.
1 My Child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands
2 Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.
3 Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding.
4 Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasure.
5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord grants wisdom! From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
It’s 5am, the sun is still a long way out, the streets are coated in the nights soft rain.
Despite being kicked out of bed by little (big) Noah feet, these are the most peaceful moments of the day.
Noah is ready to start the day. So I am starting mine.
The past few weeks have been rough. The strain of the journey has felt daunting.
I can sense it manifesting itself in the other weak areas of my life.
I have felt my humanness shining through (not a pretty glimmer).
Reading this passage this morning, I felt compelled to remind my readers of the hope that we have through our Heavenly Father.
Regardless if I feel it or not, it’s there and stronger than any of my fleeting emotions.
It’s hard to be anxious or sulk or have self-pity (the list goes on) for long with the brightest smiles shining into my soul.
It can be a lonely battle. Or not.
I am thankful for my dear friend, Brittany. You pull me back into reality without even realizing it.
I am thankful for my constant husband, you make the journey less lonely.
I am thankful for Noah, for every reason in the world. He continues to push me further than I ever knew I could go, and creating a bigger heart in me than I knew possible.
I am thankful for Jesus, for allowing me to wake up every early morning. Sustenance.