Friday, February 21, 2014

"Choose Joy"

I started reading a book today for the first time in a long time. One of my mom's closest friends gave it to me, and I am so thankful she did!

Thank you Susan!

I've only made it through one chapter so far, but I can already tell this will be a book that I highly recommend to others who are dealing with loss, trials, or just plain struggling in your fight for joy. Because let's face it, choosing joy is a battle.

And like I said in my previous post, joy seems like something in another galaxy. I don't even feel like it's an option for me right now in such a dark season. But that is a lie straight from the pit of hell. Satan doesn't want me to experience joy. He wants to keep me right where I am, and he wants me to believe I'm stuck.

Kay Warren quotes John Eldredge when he said...

"The story of your life is the story of a long and brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you could be and fears it."

She follows up by saying, "The enemy of your heart, Satan, does not want you to leave the place of despair, but the lover of your wounded heart, Jesus Christ, has a better plan for you, and it includes joy."

Praise God for such beautiful truth! My mind is beginning to believe, and I pray my heart is soon to follow. I love the definition of joy that Kay wrote:

I love that. I am thankful that God uses people and books to speak to His children. I am thankful to be one of His children and that joy is a promise I can cling to. And I am so looking forward to the day when this joy is a reality in my life!

This is not a sponsored post, but I am already so into this book and want others to get their hands on this great resource. So here a link that will take you to where you can go ahead and order a copy for youself! Click here

Still trying...
"This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."


  1. Oh, I've got to get this book. Love, love the definition of Joy that Kay wrote. Remembering you as you continue on the tough, tough journey of grief. Blessings to you!

    1. It really is so great! I just finished chapter 2 today and still loving it :)