Joy in the Darkness

The problem with pain is that it causes us to become myopic, shortsighted, narrow minded, and unable to see and appreciate a broader picture of the good & beautiful that surrounds us every day. And when this happens to us, when we focus, fixate & meditate on the pain, among other things, we lose our joy. If you are joy challenged these days come join us this week as we discover how to have joy in any and all circumstances.

Holy God of Joy,
We rejoice in the reality of who you are.
We live within the joy of your love for us.
Our contentment comes and goes.
Our happiness ebbs and flows.
Our feelings depend upon our circumstances,
our physical health, our brain chemistry.
But our joy is deeply rooted
in our identity as your beloved children.
And we give you thanks. Amen.