The secret to joy & the closest thing to finding peace daily is something people talk about but aren’t consistently doing…
Gratitude is our oxygen
Be grateful. In all things. Literally everything.
Common objection to this claim:
“But you don’t know what I’ve been through. The horrors I faced & currently face.”
Your 100% right. I may not know your situation. Nor even be capable of fathoming it.
However, I have faced hell. 2014 was that year for me.
We wife and I lost our unborn baby Jeremiah due to miscarriage—four hours before his death I heard his heartbeat 💓 . Saw it on an ultrasound.
The horror is loss took my wife by storm immediately.
Me? It poisoned me and slowly I lost my hope. I was on the brink of giving up—at everything.
My faith helped me through it, but I am not completely healed—nor ever will be healed fully.
Be thankful in everything. Matt, are you thankful for losing your son?
It took me several years to get to this point and I would have to say—yes I am grateful.
Loss transforms you
Without that loss I would never be the man I am today. We would never have our son Josiah—whose name actually translates as healer (I didn’t intend for that connection).
I want to let you know that you will survive your firestorm. Ask the Holy Spirit for deliverance daily. It won’t be easy, but God will sustain you.
2 thoughts on “What is the secret to joy and daily peace?”
So true Matthew; I have found when I am in the midst of something awful and I say “Thank you Lord, for whatever you are teaching/showing me”, the darkness for me is almost immediately dispensed, even the situation continues. It’s so powerful!
Even in hard times, we can be grateful for the people God puts in our lives to help us through it.
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