Joy can feel elusive when defined by how you feel in a given moment or what your circumstances are at the present. Sometimes joy feels like it can be taken away, even when things are good. During a long season, Suzanne (Suzie) Eller discovered six surprising biblical truths about joy. Those truths helped her see joy and God in a new light. Join us today on the podcast as she shares these same JoyKeeper truths!
“I needed to re-define what joy meant.”
“Joy is intentionally walking into the love and care of our Heavenly Father.”
“We have a joy that is tied to a source rather than our circumstance.”
“Embolden means there is a source that is bigger that can help you and give you the strength to become bold and courageous.”
“It felt like all the community I had was at a distance. Even God felt far away.”
“Her obedience despite her fear was exactly what I needed at that moment. God used her to let me know I was seen by Him.”
“If the Lord speaks to me, even if it feels awkward, I’m going to do it. If I can join His heartbeat for her I’m going to.”
“Joy is more than a feeling. It’s a knowing.”
“God created you to feel and He cares about your feelings.”
“Joy is knowing where to turn, knowing who we are, whose we are, and knowing there is a plan and seat for you.”
“If you are in a sweet spot but you still don’t have joy, I want you to know that you’re not alone in that. We wait for the other shoe to drop so we’re not even joyful then.”
“God cares about how you feel.”
“Sorrow and joy often waltz together. God is not put off by your sorrow. He steps into the sorrow with you.”
“The joy comes from having walked through the sorrow with the source to the other side.”
“Whether we are going into the valley or on the mountain top, joy follows us.”
“Jesus is a safe place for you. He is our refuge and He offers rest.”
“Healed women scoop up other women and we run to the cross together.”
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