Words by Jessica Crump
Isn’t it interesting how our moods can go
from 0 to 100 so quickly? We fail a test, a
loved one passes away or things just don’t
seem to be going our way. The frustration
builds, the jealousy harbours and we are
unable to find peace within ourselves, even
if we might seem on the outside to have the
When our circumstances are doing better
than our souls, it is a difficult place to
be — we have every
reason to praise,
but can’t find the
willpower to do so.
The problem is that
if we limit our joy
to our situation,
then we are
limiting God to our
So, what do you do when you don’t know
where your joy went?
1. Don’t give up. Every situation is a
stepping stone to a promise. Trust me,
problems build perseverance, keep going!
2. Do not compare your life to others. The
grass is greener wherever you water it. You
do not know how long their night lasted
until they saw that morning.
3. Make the decision every day to be
content with where you are, be appreciative
of the little things, and do not despise small
4. Know that ultimately our joy comes
from the Lord. If you remain in Him
and have faith in Him, you will never be
I write this to you, dear reader, to encourage
you! Life happens, it may hurt you or
disappoint you, or
else it may be going
amazing, but if you
keep yourself rooted
in Jesus then nothing
can sway you. R o
Influential book or album? Grace by Max Lucado.
Throughout the book he takes the reader on a journey on
the depth of God’s grace, how it’s more than we deserve
but so much greater than we can imagine. I’ve learned
that I am enough, His blood and His love covers all my
sins and I no longer have to walk in shame. If you can tap
into the power of grace, your life will never be the same.
Don’t give up. Every situation is
a stepping stone to a promise.
Trust me, problems build
perseverance, keep going!