SMILE

 

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I just discovered that today is “National Admit You’re Happy Day.” The problem is that many people aren’t happy – many have been swallowed up by debt – we live in a world of trouble – our lives don’t match up to our hopes and dreams – life just isn’t always great.  For some it’s difficult to admit they’re happy, because they have absolutely nothing to make them so.

This isn’t God’s plan for us. He didn’t create us to have a life of misery and hopelessness. He determined, before we were even knit together in our mother’s womb, that each of us would hold a unique place in this life.  His love for His children is immeasurable.

The father of lies wants us to think otherwise. He’s in the back of our heads, gnawing at our self-esteem – tugging at our feelings of anger, fear, anxiety – making us believe that we are worthless.  Those thoughts can draw us deep into the pit of depression.

The God of truth has given us something to be joyful about.  Not only are we promised a life in eternity with Him,  we have the hope of true contentment while we exist in this life.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

In context, Jesus is talking about our eternal life, but I think He is also referring to the here and now. When we have hope in Him and the love He provides for us in our lives, we do have something to be happy about. Trust in His unfailing promises. Live in His Word of truth. When you have that knowledge, you truly can admit that you’re happy!

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to SMILE

  1. The True Light! says:

    I agree with you. The abundant life to which Christ Jesus is referring is certainly our eternal joy in heaven. But in knowing that and keeping that thought in our hearts, we can have much more to smile about and enjoy in our earthly lives too!

    The True Light

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Absolutely – because He carrys our burdens as long as we believe in him and the work he has accomplished on our behalf. What joy that brings to us!

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      • The True Light! says:

        I think that every time we smile with regard to our salvation it makes the evil one mad! We won our victory over him at the cross of Jesus Christ, a true reason to smile.

        Thanks for the reply,

        The True Light

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  2. jesusmyjoy says:

    God is amazing

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