Something I’ve been learning lately is that sometimes life is just going to completely and utterly suck. There’s no getting around it. We live in a broken world filled with broken people and the honest truth is that we all screw up every day.
Things have not been going the way I had planned recently. I feel like everything is changing and not for the better either. Sometimes I can’t accept this and I end up crying on my way home or screaming at Jesus late at night or just continually asking why but something else I’m learning is that it’s possible to have joy even through all the brokenness around me.
When I feel like my life in left in ashes, Jesus is rebuilding me.
When I feel abandoned, Jesus is faithful.
When I get a parking ticket (yes that happened, ugh), I know I don’t need to worry.
When I’m late, rushing or feel like I’ve lost control, I’ve started looking to all the good things in my life rather than focusing on the bad and let me tell you, it’s done incredible things for me emotionally and spiritually.
I focus on the lunch dates and long conversations.
I focus on the places and people I love.
I focus on how others are happy and how to give them joy.
I focus on my Jesus and how He is forever faithful and good.
This week I’m choosing to be joyful and even through all my pain and brokenness in this season, that is enough. Choosing joy is choosing Jesus and He is eternally enough.