It’s been a really busy year so far and sometimes the loneliness has been crushing. It’s been overwhelming getting caught up in the day-to-day to-do. I’ve felt defeated and weak. Most days I’ve felt joy-less.
The last few days, Jesus has been showing me how to slow down and live in His joy in the simple moments. Baby and daddy giggling together. Snuggles on a cold day. Having a good laugh with friends.
I recently heard someone say that joy is the natural state of a child. After pondering that for a while and sharing it with my husband, I realized that the flesh is what gets in the way of that joy. I see this in my own baby. He is naturally joyful until the desires of the flesh get in the way. Hunger. Comfort. The list goes on.
I’m choosing today to live in the joy Jesus gives me, despite how my flesh wants to give into everything else.
“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’” Nehemiah 8:10 (shortened)