Tuesday, March 10, 2015

JOY // my favorite word

Some time ago God showed me this word and ever since then I’ve been on a ‘journey,’ you could say, to find joy in the ordinary, to show others the joy + love of Jesus, and to apply it to my everyday life.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 
{Psalm 95:1 and 2}

It never ceases to amaze me how often that little word pops up here and there. As I flip through my Bible, all the verses about ‘joy’ and ‘rejoicing’ jump off the page and into my heart.

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, rejoice! {Philippians 4:4}

Not only do the verses about being joyful catch my attention, but also the ones about being thankful. When we are truly joyful, we will be thankful and when we are thankful, we will be joyful!

The Lord hath done great tings for us; whereof we are glad. {Psalm 126:3}

I was flipping through my Bible and saw a verse I had underlined that really touched my heart: 2 Corinthians 7:16, “I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.” Isn’t it wonderful to have confidence in the Lord in ALL things? And because we have confidence, we can rejoice!

Rejoice evermore. {1 Thessalonians 5:16}

I struggle with confidence and once I read that verse I was very encouraged! When I am scared or worried about things, I need to remember that my true confidence comes from Jesus Christ and that I can trust Him. He will help each of us overcome our fears and worries; we just need to trust Him.
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Are you struggling with something right now? Maybe you have a fear or something you just can’t get over. Maybe you are struggling in school or with a family member. Tell it to Jesus! He is always close by, waiting for you to call on His name for help. If you care to share with me, I’d love to pray for you! (If it’s something more personal, feel free to email me: agirlaftergodsheart15@gmail.com)

"I find joy in every day, not because life is always good, but because God is."


  1. Wonderful post!!! Very inspiring!! You're blog is amazing!!


  2. I really like that verse you mentioned - 2 Corinthians 7:16 - I've never read it before in that way... Thanks for this post, it's nice & inspiring - a very good reminder to be joyful!
    Also, I think your prayer ministry through this blog is extremely inspiring - a simple thing to offer, and yet prayer moves mountains! Keep it up, and I know God will bless you for it. :)

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Jessica! <3


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