“I will choose to find joy in the journey that God has set before me.”
For my friends fresh in loss or other hard life circumstances, this statement may hurt your heart.
I get it!
It still hurts mine.
But what I’ve discovered is that while I cannot control the things that happen TO me, I can decide-by an extremely difficult and costly act of will-where to place my focus, trust and hope.
I no longer have unadulterated joy in my heart.
It’s tinged with sorrow and informed by pain.
But it’s still there-deep inside-where I know, know, know that my tears are seen and all of this will be redeemed.
I can choose to remind my heart that God is good, kind and loving. He has not abandoned me nor is He punishing me.
This life is hard and I’m struggling.
But there are still beautiful people and beautiful moments along the way and I don’t want to miss them.