Daily Delight

Thursday, November 27, 2014

{“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” -1 Corinthians 2:9} 

During the holiday season, our hearts are especially tender. It's easy to feel lonely if we aren't sharing the joy of the holidays with a special someone. However, as this beautiful & joyful season continues to inch closer & closer to Christmas, it is so important to remind yourself that your joy is not promised to you by a special someone. Your joy is promised to you by a special Father- every morning as you wake. What the Lord has done for us is the best gift of all. He has promised us life in its full, my dear sisters. Do not allow your heart to feel lonely because there isn't someone in the picture right now. Your joy is not determined by the gift of a husband. Your joy is determined from the Joy of all joys! Seek a joyful heart, beautiful one. Spend quality time with your family. Surprise your best friend with a girls day out. Bathe yourself in affirming verses of God's word. Whatever it takes. It's not fun to feel lonely, and sometimes it sneaks up on us out of the blue. But when it does, think of all the little joys that bring happiness to your heart, and plant them in your heart for good. 

Root your heart in joy and water it with things that will make your joy grow. A joy that will give you strength and empower you to live as the woman of God that you are called to be. Continue to hold onto hope for that special someone, but let go of the false assumption that this special someone is the only one who can bring true joy to your heart. Look around you.There are so many reasons to smile. Let your heart be happy during your waiting season. Find reasons to smile instead of reasons to be miserable. Seek a Joy that goes beyond all joys. 


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