Where does Joy come from?
I know what it’s like to struggle with a discontented heart. When I moved to the desert, it took our family quite a while to connect. I had to learn some tools to help me mentally. And then we moved to a Texas and I found myself needing to utilize the tools once again.
I’ve come to realize we will always have a positive and negative list in our lives. Sometimes it helps me to actually list these out on paper. Then what? I try my very best to dwell on the positives. What about the negatives? I keep trying to shape those into prayers. And when I did this day after day I found that I could have a contented heart even when my circumstances had not changed.
God, help me to cultivate a heart of contentment by counting thanks daily and by dwelling on the positives. And help me to keep trusting You with my hard. Amen.