Pause + Pray

Do the Joy


Most people would say that they want to be happy. But what about being joyful? Happiness may feel good in the moment, but it inevitably fades and disappears. Joy is something we can experience in the long-term. We need only to let God into our hearts.


I’m tired, God,
of chasing after what’s promised
to bring me happiness,
but which seems
to slip through my fingers
once I possess it.
Instead, I invite you
into my heart
to fill my soul
with that deep, abiding joy
only you can offer.
I will radiate your joy
to those around me
and proclaim your name.


Joy isn’t passive, but rather an outward and active way of glorifying God. What is something that you can rejoice in today?

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