John 16:33 talks about how there will be trouble in our life but that God is with us and not to fear.
But how often to we forget to give it to God and immediately get down and sad? We are human so of course we think negative and try to fix it ourselves when in reality we just need to give it all to him.
I am the worst at this and I know that. My life is not easy and we all have hard times but we have wonderful times as well! Cast your worries onto God and change your attitude towards the situation and make it positive! Do NOT let Satan attack and make you feel down. Get happy and feel blessed!
Joyce talks about how she handled things in the past which is how I am sure we all handle things at times but I love how she is so honest and focuses on how she changed and how happiness comes from within.
There is so much I could say about this but I want you to watch because it is hilarious at how she puts a few things in there! Humor is the BEST!!
This was the devotion for our Single Moms Group today and I have watched it twice. Its the end that is what got me. Joyce says:
“Stop giving your husband the job of making you happy.”
Yes, I know I am not married, but this is something my mom shared with me over the weekend as a personal experience.
I had asked her about family situations and how she felt at times when life would get rough and how her and Dad have made it through all these years and how retirement was going to play out. We talked bath and forth for a bit and I asked her about being happy and having kids and being stressed and she told me that after having me and being married for over 9 years she realized that Dad was not meant to make her happy and that nobody in life is SUPPOSED to make us happy. We choose to be happy for ourselves and put our trust in God.
Ok, so keep in mind this may sound simple but how many of us keep looking for “happiness”?
How many of use keep looking for it with any relationship whether friends, work, spouse, etc knowing that that is wrong?
Exactly! All the above for me too!!
I thought about what my mom said the other night because I am concerned about life and how it will pan out at times and when I feel down its hard to snap out of it. But hearing her say that was like.. wait I can snap out of this myself, I do NOT need to search for happiness when it lies within me and I have the book of life which is the Bible.
I never thought any more about it until I was feeling low at work and needed a devotion and ‘BAM’ Joyce got me in the end!
I can’t keep worrying about things that are out of my control and putting pressure on anyone to make me happy nor giving anyone that satisfaction because that is from God and he deserves all credit for all happiness and blessings.
Hope you enjoy this devotion as much as I did!