A Prayer For Joy
By Tiffany Thibault
“For the joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10b
God has created us to enjoy our life, to find pleasure in the things that we are interested in. For me, joy is found not only in the big moments of my life – weddings, births, celebrations, but also found in the small moments, such as when I sit on a sandy beach, listening to the crash of the waves, or seeing my baby smile at me each morning when I would get her from her crib. The reality is that those big and small moments are fleeting blips of time in my life. My babies are grown, and I now live far from the beach, but the memory of these situations still brings me joy when I think about them.
Even though God has created us to crave joy in our lives, our days are mostly filled with things that can steal our joy as we focus on things that have to be done, projects to complete, issues to be addressed, relationships to be worked on and communication to be improved. There doesn’t seem to…