five minute friday {joy}

joy-in-lifeWelcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {JOY}


When I see the word JOY I think of God! No one else can bring us joy but GOD!

I love the quote in the photo "Joy in life comes from trusting God" .. I think when we trust in God and his ways, it brings us JOY and I have been really leaning towards God this past week with my emotions being on the edge with my health problems this past 2 weeks.

I am not a believer that we are to hand all our problems over to GOD and he will take care of them, NO! I believe that when we trust in God and tell him our fears and problems, he gives us the strength to move through the tough times, and in that he gives us JOY in the outcome over overcoming.

JOY is inside of us, it's up to us to find it and use it in our life and to trust God that its there.

Sometimes its hard to find JOY when we are going through trivial moments in our life when we question "Why" or "how come".. but no matter what we are facing in our everyday life, JOY is always there, we just need to move through and trust God.

I had a very hard 2 weeks, but JOY is here and I am embracing that when I can. I try to remember that no matter what I am facing or going through, God is there, JOY is there, support is there and I can lean on that anytime to help me through.

Do you ever stop in your busy day or your hard moments to really embrace what God gives us? Do you embrace that we do have JOY and there is peace if we just learn to embrace it even in the hard?