I’m deliberately finding joy for forty days. To start from day one click here.
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Husband and I sit on the couch talking about this plateau of joy I’ve been facing. I laugh and say, “I’m scared of heights…emotionally.”
And then I realize my silly words are true. In some sense, joy puts us at risk of falling. We have more to lose.
Sadness, anxiety, fear. All of these keep us low to the ground. The view isn’t that great but somehow we feel safer.
I even remember reading a study during grad school that showed people are more likely to gravitate toward negative emotions for that very reason.
I ponder this and then truth comes…
If they stumble, they will not fall, because the Lord holds their hand. Psalm 37:24 NCV
Of course, these words don’t mean I won’t have disappointments or difficult days. But there is One who will catch me.
And in that moment I realize…
Joy is not a tightrope—it’s a walk of faith.
Would you like to join me in the Joy challenge? Just share one thing that brings you joy or that God has taught you about it. I’m having random giveaways for people who comment or subscribe during the forty days. And you never know when it could be you…