“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” – Philippians 4:4
Happiness comes from outside circumstances. Joy comes from within. So it’s cruel to say to people who are in sorrow, “Smile and be happy.” Better to come alongside and mourn with them than to try to force the square peg of happiness into a round hole of sorrow.
The human life is a life of tragedy, sorrow, heartache, and pain. Yet in every difficulty, you can find joy. Happiness is an outside job. Joy is an inside job.
There is someone in a nursing home that longs for that joy. Find some time this week to bring the joy of the Lord to them.
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