Answer: I’m not always happy. What you see really is God at work in my life. Having a personal relationship with Him, on a daily basis, helps me go through the deepest of Valleys. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit that we must develop; happiness is simply an emotion. I have days when I don’t feel happy. We all do! I have days when everything seems to be going wrong yet, I must decide to set my attention on Him and count all things JOY! Even difficult times will produce a good work in my life. I KNOW who He is and what He is able to do- Nothing is impossible for our God. I understand His love for me and know that nothing can happen to me that does not first pass through His hands. I trust His heart even when I don’t understand His hands! I know that these days are just a vapor however, how I respond to these moments have eternal value. I guess what I am trying to say is that I keep my focus on eternity and not the moment at hand. In that, I find the ability to remain JOY filled!
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood