Sunday, November 2, 2014

Joy in Trials

My best friend told me today "The experiences that you are having now are shaping you for your future. Whether it's solely teaching you to be true to yourself, or maybe showing that what you THINK is best for you really isn't. It's all a learning curve. You don't have to have everything figured out yet. And half the battle is deciding for yourself to be happy. Sometimes all it takes is you choosing. But there's a difference: you know that quote "happiness comes from happenings(it's the things that happen to you that make you happy) but joy comes from the Lord". So maybe you can't be 'happy' in the midst of suffering, trial, frustration, etc. but you can still have joy.