Four of us were having lunch and discussing the announcement at our Sunday morning church service. Most of the congregation had been surprised, shocked, and concerned. We talked about how this announcement could become a “joy robber” for all of us — if we didn’t fix our eyes on Jesus and the Almighty God.
Have you had any surprise announcements lately that caused you to worry — at least at first?
An old man was asked what had robbed him of joy during his lifetime. He replied, “Things that never happened!” How true! We often worry about what could happen tomorrow, but never does.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Philippines 4: 11,
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”
Have we learned to be content in all circumstances? I would guess that you are still in the process of learning — I know I am.
What replaces the joy in our lives? The following is a list of circumstances that might be our “joy robbers.”
•Fear of the future, fear of a health…