Boundless Joy.

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“A reckless love too wild to understand
Breathing the world to life in Your romance
So here I am
Your love has got me up in arms again
And this hope won’t let me go
My joy is boundless
My soul knows its worth

In arms stretching wider
Than my heart could ever fall
You own the skies and still You want my heart
Casting Your throne aside to lift me up
So here I am
Your love has got me up in arms again
And this hope won’t let me go”

-Hillsong United

Last week, I had an incredibly difficult day. It was one of those days that left me feeling exhausted and defeated. The details of my struggles are irrelevant at this point, because the details of the joy found in that day are far more powerful.

This particularly difficult, beautiful day made me think about what Paul was saying about joy in all circumstances. He wasn’t saying that the situation or season of life would always be easy or fun. But there is always beauty to behold.

“I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.”
-Philippians 4:12

Though this day, for me, held many tears, frustrations, and disappointments, God’s glory shined brightly in so many ways…

A dear friend who made me lunch, complete with teatime and homemade cookies…
Watching two little girls interpretive dance while worshiping God…
My friend’s sweet daughters who gave me cheek kisses and hand-drawn pictures…
Phone calls from loved ones…
Music playing…
A beautiful sunset…

There is always light in the darkness. There is joy everywhere…in the smiles exchanged, laughs shared, cheek kisses, and sunsets. Through it all, God is present, and for that reason, my joy is boundless.

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One thought on “Boundless Joy.

  1. It’s always so lovely to find things to be thankful for when we have hard days. It feels so almost impossible, but it brings so much beauty. Then all suddenly we’re realizing how much God loves us on the day we thought nobody did.

    Here’s a hope for today being even lovelier. 🙂

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