Encouragement · Faith

Monday’s Motivation: Joy Comes In The Morning 3-13-17

How was your day? Has your week started out well? Are Monday’s usually kind to you?

Well, I can tell you that many times I’ve dreaded Monday’s. It’s the end of the weekend and the beginning of work, school, appointments, or whatever else may happen. Usually, it’s the beginning of a crazy, busy week.

The good news is that Monday’s can also be a new beginning, a fresh start, or the chance and choice to begin with joy. It doesn’t have to be the end of something good and fun. It can be the beginning of something new and exciting.

How’s your attitude today? Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Or, did you wake up and think, “Today will be good. I’m choosing to believe and think positive?” The Bible helps us with this.

Psalms 30:5
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.

Joy is not a feeling. Joy is not based on your circumstances. Joy is and comes from God. Only He can give it. Only He can be it. Joy is NOT happiness. Happiness is temporary and joy is not. Joy stems from your relationship with God. It’s the deep, overflowing power of God that runs through your soul and out of your body. It is God putting a huge smile on your face and sparkles in your eyes that shows and reflects a kind of happiness. This, though, is more than that. It’s better. It’s having all of this and still struggling and still going through rough times.

We can have hope in God.

Are you struggling through something right now? Is life hard on you? I promise you it won’t last forever. Trust God and believe Him and His promises.

John 15:11
“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!”

Before joy comes Jesus. You must know Jesus to have joy. You can pray right now to ask Him in to your heart and life.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. That whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.

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