Joy Anchors

“Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.” Jim Carrey

I got suckered into reading this on social media a few weeks ago, and it hasn’t left my mind since.
I was looking for a laugh (I mean, it’s by Jim Carrey, after all), but instead got this little nugget to ponder. 

What is my happiness anchored to?
Most days, I haplessly try to anchor to my emotions which are fleeting. 

But, if I’m truly following the Lord like I am called to, then my joy is anchored in Him, and I can claim His promises. 

Promises like: 
He will act. (Psalm 37:5)
He will sustain you. (Psalm 55:22)
He will strengthen you. (Isaiah 41:10)
He gives perfect peace. (Isaiah 26:3)
He goes before you. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
He is with you. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
He gives rest. (Matthew 11:28)

Resting in the happiness of NOW comes from knowing God IS MY NOW and not just my future. My happiness is anchored in His promises. 

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Susan E. Greenwood is a wife, a mother, and a mother-in-law :D. She has over 28 years of experience in youth and children’s ministries. Susan loves to write blogs, articles, devotionals, and curriculum. She has blogged for bible.org, and authors Mary Demuth, Lynn Cowell, and Ruth Schwenk. Susan writes regularly for skitguys.com. Her passion is to help people live their Life In Stride with the Word of God

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