No matter the season, we can always find joy in the Lord. Jesus is our source of joy and makes our joy forever full. In the face of difficulty, because of Jesus, we can trust that our joy will remain constant and consistent. My guest, Doris Swift, invites you to discover how to find joy in the Lord even during difficult seasons and why it’s important to do so. We’ll also look at the ways in which Jesus’s joy in us makes our joy forever full.
Depression can be perpetuated by focusing on ourselves and our own pain, but when we focus instead on others and their needs, our own pain is lessened. It makes us feel good and gives us a fresh perspective of the verse in Nehemiah 8:10 that says, “the joy of the Lord is my strength.” Read more for how to shift your focus when you’re feeling down or in despair.
Have you ever been able to laugh in the face of suffering? Rhonda Stoppe and her husband had experienced difficult times before and learned about the faithfulness of God amidst the storm. But, as she faced a surgery, physical therapy, pain and recovery from an accident, she wrestled with discouragement. She knew the joy of the Lord would be her strength. But, she had to figure out how to fight for joy. During this difficult time, she learned 5 Tips to Laugh in the Face of Suffering.