If, when you’ve lost your joy, you say,
“But here’s the reason why.”
You’ll always have a new excuse
That you can then apply.
Today it’s what a loved one did,
Tomorrow it’s a fear,
The next day something else will break –
More troubles will appear.
Then if you wait to have true joy
Till everything goes right,
You’ll wait until you’ve reached the land
Of perfect peace and light.
But Jesus said, “I’ve said these things
So you can have my joy –
A joy that will remain in you
Which nothing can destroy.”
The Spirit gives true joy to those
He works to sanctify;
The Father gives us joy in hope
Which earthly things can’t buy.
God offers joy that’s full and sweet,
Abounding day by day,
Untouched by every circumstance
That meets us in the way.
So, if you find you have no joy,
Don’t look for reasons why,
Instead look up to God the Lord
And draw from His supply.
Christina Joy Hommes
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:11
“But the fruit of the Spirit is…joy.” Galatians 5:22-23
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13