80/365: Joy Cuts Through Worry

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.  ~ Proverbs 12:25

About 10 years ago, the world was crushing me, I couldn't see a way out.

After steadily praying to God for relief, wide awake at 2am, and begging for a break - this is what I heard in my soul.

"No man is strong enough to steal your joy, Greg. But you can give it away any time you choose."

Those words cut through the worry. That was a turning point in my faith and life. It opened a window just wide enough for God to pour in His love and relief.

When worry and heavy thoughts drag you to the ground, remember the only man strong enough to take your joy - is you.  

Don't give your peace away, and never exchange joy for hopeless thoughts.

Link up with a couple of brothers who will speak life or stay tight with you. You were created for God's purpose and you are built for joy.